ENGLEWOOD, Colorado — DeMarcus Ware's lower back injury will keep him out of Sunday night's showdown between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots.
Ware hasn't played since aggravating the injury against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 8 shortly after jumping into the top 10 on the all-time sacks list at 133 1-2.
Ware said he hopes to return next week at San Diego.
Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, left, talks to reporters after an NFL football practice at the team's headquarters Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
He was officially ruled out along with Peyton Manning (foot), who will be out until mid-December. Brock Osweiler will make his second straight start in Manning's place.
Left guard Evan Mathis is questionable with a sprained ankle. If he can't play, rookie Max Garcia will make his first NFL start in his place.
And receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is probable.
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