ENGLEWOOD | Denver Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles returned to practice Thursday, four days after hurting his left leg in a game against the Dallas Cowboys.
He initially feared it was a season-ending Achilles tendon tear.
Bolles was a surprise participant in Thursday’s practice after sitting out Wednesday following confirmation that he had bruised a bone in his lower left leg.
The Broncos (2-0) still might have to start Allen Barbre or another lineman for Bolles when they visit the Bills (1-1) Sunday.
But Bolles’ return is a sign that, barring any setbacks, he could be back in the lineup sooner than expected.