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Denver cornerback Chris Harris out with torn ACL

Denver cornerback Chris Harris (right) in action against the Patriots earlier this season. Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Denver cornerback Chris Harris (right) in action against the Patriots earlier this season.

The Broncos got a bad break — and the Patriots a fortunate one — when it was learned Monday that Denver cornerback Chris Harris has a torn ACL in his left knee and is lost for the postseason.

According to the Denver Post, an MRI confirmed the damage on Harris, who was injured in Sunday’s 24-17 divisional round victory over the Chargers in Denver.

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The Patriots and Broncos will meet for the AFC championship this upcoming Sunday in Denver.

Harris is one of the top defensive players for the Broncos, who are also without standout linebacker Von Miller.

After Harris was hurt halfway through the third quarter and replaced by Quentin Jammer, Philip Rivers was able to steer the Chargers to 17 fourth-quarter points — after they were shut out through three periods.

Miller tore the ACL in his right knee Dec. 22 against the Texans and was lost for the season.

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