Denver Broncos starting weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan was carted off the practice field on Tuesday, according to several reports.
Trevathan was unable to put any weight on his left leg. John Fox confirmed the injury was to Trevathan's knee (see the update at the bottom of this post).
Uh oh Danny Trevathan down on the field. Trainers tending to him now.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 12, 2014
cart is coming out for Danny Trevathan at #Broncos camp - update will come from John Fox after practice— Cecil Lammey (@cecillammey) August 12, 2014
Practice tenor completely different now. Trevathan was coming over against the run and rolled to the ground in a thicket of players.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 12, 2014
Mason's comment on tenor is likely referring to the "serious" fights that broke out earlier in practice today.
We don't know the seriousness of Trevathan's injury yet, but pulling out the cart at Dove Valley is never good. Losing Trevathan, who enjoyed a breakout year in 2013, for any period of time would be the first serious blow to the 2014 Denver Broncos defense. Behind Trevathan on the Broncos' preseason depth chart are Brandon Marshall and Jamar Chaney, althoughLamin Barrow is also thought to be a candidate at Trevathan's Will position.
Update 11:24 a.m. MDT
John Fox provided only a minor update, specifying that it was, in fact, a suspected knee injury for Trevathan.
"Danny Trevathan left w/ what appears to be a knee injury ... We'll wait and see what the results are." - HC John Fox pic.twitter.com/hUFllN5N51— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 12, 2014
Manning on Trevathan going down - we are praying for positive results. He is an important part of our team. pic.twitter.com/JTlX2byr5D— Dave Althouse (@davealthouse) August 12, 2014
Update 11:52 a.m. MDT - Preliminary tests are "encouraging"
ESPN reports Trevathan will undergo an MRI Tuesday. We'll be waiting for those test results.
Our fingers are still crossed.