Lombardi: Von thought to have knee sprain

According to CBS4's Vic Lombardi, Von Miller is believed to have suffered only a sprained knee, and not a torn ACL, as had been reported earlier..

If true, this would obviously be stellar news for the Broncos. Holding Miller out of the finale would provide him three weeks between games, with the Broncos having already clinched a first-round bye.

Lombardi says Von is doubtful to face the Raiders on Sunday, and he'll undergo an MRI on Monday.

A Denver win at Oakland (and/or a New England loss or tie versus Buffalo) would give the Broncos home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

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