Danny Trevathan suffered a dislocated left knee cap. Will require surgery. http://t.co/eeVpMWWDNs— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) December 15, 2014
This is the same knee that has given Danny injury issues all season. The valuable WLB was replaced for much of the year by Brandon Marshall who suffered a foot injury yesterday.
Sources tell me Brandon Marshall suffered a sprain of the lis franc joint. Those things are tricky. They're hoping a week or two. #broncos— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) December 15, 2014
While Brandon Marshall is "day to day" the team is hoping he will be ready in a week or two. It must be noted that Ronnie Hillman has yet to return to the field after suffering his foot sprain. The team originally said he would miss a week or two.
If it is indeed a lisfranc injury, there is no telling how long Brandon Marshall will be on hiatus.
The Broncos are extremely thin at the WLB spot, especially when it comes to coverage. They will need one of their rookies, Lamin Barrow or Corey Nelson to step up. Todd Davis also logged about 20 pass coverage snaps yesterday but he projects to be more of a "Mike" player in zone coverage. I would expect more dime packages and more S/CB looks to help ease the workload. Del Rio is going to have to throw the kitchen sink at this issue until a resolution can be made.
Until Marshall comes back, the sub-packages of the Broncos will be something to watch.