The Denver Broncos will be without starting running back C.J. Anderson for the foreseeable future, and possibly even more.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Anderson is expected to miss “at least a few weeks” with a bone bruise in his right knee. He suffered the injury late in the first quarter of their game against the Houston Texans on Monday night, but managed to play through the issue. He finished the game with an impressive 107 yards, his best total of the season so far.
Unfortunately initial results after the game revealed that the injury would now cause him to miss more time and possibly even the season.
As you probably guessed, he has not practiced this week since suffering the injury. Head coach Gary Kubiak then reported to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post on Wednesday that Anderson is undergoing further evaluations after experiencing pain in his right knee.
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Anderson is seeking a second medical opinion on his injured knee that will ultimately decide if he is forced to miss the rest of the season. So things do not look good for the veteran runner.
With him now out for the foreseeable future, rookie Devontae Booker will take over as the lead running back. He’s emerged over the past few weeks, including a career-high 17 carries and 83 yards in Denver’s win over Houston this past week.