Broncos RB C.J. Anderson Likely Going On IR

C.J. Anderson has torn the meniscus in his right knee, Mike Klis of 9NEWS tweets. He is likely headed to IR. He’ll have arthroscopic surgery today to determine whether it’s a full or partial tear, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweetsC.J. Anderson (vertical)

There has been a roller coaster of reports on Anderson with some indicating that he could be out a few weeks while others hinted at a longer stint on the sidelines. Now, we know that Anderson will be out for at least two months.

It’s not immediately clear whether Anderson could conceivably make a late season return. Anderson’s timetable will likely hinge on the severity of the tear. A partial tear of the meniscus could allow for a faster recovery. However, a “bucket handle tear” of the meniscus like the one suffered by Adrian Peterson would rule him out for a lot longer.

Earlier today, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) reported that Anderson told people close to him that he is done for the year. Anderson issued a denial of his own on Twitter, but later deleted it.

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