New England Patriots rushing leaderFred Taylor is expected to miss Sunday’s game at the Denver Broncoswith an ankle injury that could require surgery. Taylor missed his second straight day of practice Thursday amidan ESPN.com report Thursday that he needs surgery on his rightankle. He would play again this season unless there arecomplications, the report said. He was hurt on his final carry of Sunday’s 27-21 win over theBaltimore Ravens, a 3-yard run with 5:09 left in the game. He gotup and limped off the field.