Broncos get four players back from injury/illness

After several weeks chock full of disappointing injury news, the Broncos finally got some players back for practice today.

Safety Quinton Carter, who had missed almost all of training camp, was back in action today; cornerback Tracy Porter, linebacker Danny Trevathan, and running back Ronnie Hillman also returned to practice.

Carter had suffered something of a freak hamstring injury while trying to avoid a soccer goalpost on the second day of camp; inclement weather had forced practice indoors that day. And while diagnosing his leg injury, team doctors determined that a knee injury Carter had suffered late in the 2011 season required arthroscopic surgery.

Illness had kept Porter out of practice for much of last week, and he did not play in Saturday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Trevathan suffered an ankle injury during the preseason opener in Chicago, while Hillman had injured his hamstring prior to that game and has not played yet this preseason.

Andre Caldwell and Nate Irving (ribs), Mike Mohamed and Joshua Moore (hamstrings) did not practice Monday (photos) after getting hurt during Saturday night's game. Kevin Vickerson (concussion), Keith Brooking (hamstring), and Jim Leonhard (knee) remain sidelined.

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