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Report: Running back C.J. Anderson is seeking a second opinion on a knee injury

It could be something serious or it could be something minor.

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According to 9NEWS Denver's Mike Klis, Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson is currently seeking a second opinion on a potentially significant knee injury that he suffered during Monday Night's win against the Houston Texans.

According to Klis, Anderson suffered the injury on the final play of the first quarter. The injury was suffered after an 11-yard gain, Anderson was down on the ground clutching his knee and limped to the sideline. He later returned to the game and ended up being the Broncos leading rusher that night

Klis says the Broncos are hopeful that the injury is just minor, but there is a chance that this injury could force Anderson to miss an extended period of time.

If Anderson was forced to miss any time due to this injury, the Broncos would turn to impressive looking rookie Devontae Booker as their starter. The last two weeks, Booker has carried the ball 22 times for 129 yards and has one touchdown. So there won't be much drop-off if Anderson misses some time. This would vault Kapri Bibbs into the number two role, and we could see Juwan Thompson activated off the Practice Squad to serve as the number three back.

Stay tuned to Mile High Report for more updates on this developing story.


The fear now is a bone bruise, but Anderson and the Broncos are getting a second opinion today.  Either way, he is looking to miss at least a few weeks.