Originally posted on Denver Post  |  Last updated 11/30/11

Cornerback/kick returner Cassius Vaughn will have surgery Friday in North Carolina to repair the fracture in his lower left fibula.

Vaughn suffered the injury while returning a kickoff 36 yards prior to the Broncos’ first possession at San Diego.

“”I broke a tackle and planted to make a cut and it just snapped,” Vaughn said.

He was placed on season-ending injured reserved Monday. Asked if he was feeling blue, Vaughn said: “”Not at all. I’m going to get this fixed and get back and make sure I’m around for my teammates. I want to be around for this run that we’re on. I’ll be all right.”

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