Elbow injury sidelines Broncos wideout Bennie Fowler

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.

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.