According to the Denver Broncos, rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman tore his ACL during Saturday's rookie minicamp practices and is expected to miss the 2015 season.
Rookie TE Jeff Heuerman (3rd-Rd pick) tore his ACL in Saturday afternoon practice & is expected to miss season: [http://t.co/BBVPC8vD6l]— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 10, 2015
According to Andrew Mason, Heuerman suffered the injury during the special teams session of the practice. He was running full speed down the field and his left knee gave away when he made a cut.
"I feel terrible for Jeff and this is a very unfortunate situation," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. "Jeff was going to be a big part of our team this year, and he's still going to be a big part of our team and organization in the future. He'll get well and be with us as part of this team throughout his rehabilitation."
It's a tough break for the young tight end who was selected in the third round of last week's NFL Draft.
Tight ends Virgil Green and Owen Daniels are expected to be the teams starters this season. Heuerman was expected to compete for the third team tight end position. This leaves veterans James Casey and Domonique Jones and rookie Joe Don Duncan to help make up for the loss of Heuerman.
It's a tough break for Heuerman, but he is expected to make a full recovery and will be ready to compete this time next season. It's always tough to see injuries like this, this early into the offseason program.