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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.

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

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

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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.