C.J. Anderson is expected to be out at least a few weeks with a knee injury, a source tells Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). He’s getting a second opinion today to see if he could be out for even longer than that.
Anderson suffered his injury early on in Monday night’s game. The running back held his knee while on the ground though he was not hit anywhere near the knee. Usually, non-contact knee injuries are the most severe. Anderson proved his toughness by staying in the game, but he’s now at the point where he’ll probably have to rest up for a little while.
So far this year, Anderson has 437 yards on the ground, making him Denver’s leading rusher. While Anderson is out, the Broncos are expected to slot Devontae Booker in as the starter while bumping Kapri Bibbs up the depth chart. The team may also explore adding a running back to hold them over. That addition could come within by promoting Juwan Thompson from the taxi squad.