ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler will be sidelined for several weeks after breaking a bone in his left elbow, coach Gary Kubiak said Saturday.

Fowler, the Broncos' No. 3 receiver and a key special teams player, was injured while covering a punt during the third quarter of Denver's 22-0 preseason win at Chicago on Thursday.

He hit the ground hard after being blocked and had to brace himself with his arm, but continued playing.

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Fowler felt pain in the elbow on Friday. X-rays revealed a small fracture in the elbow.

Kubiak says ''It's going to be a few weeks. It's disappointing. He's really playing well, but we'll get him back. It's just going to take a little time.''

Fowler had three catches for 18 yards and blocked a second-quarter punt that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown against the Bears.