There was some ‘hope’ around the Denver Broncos this week that C.J. Anderson suffered one of the more minor tears in his meniscus, but after having successful surgery on Thursday to repair the damage it was learned that he will need at least a six-week recovery, but some think it may be much longer.
For #Broncos RB CJ Anderson, who can start jogging again in 6 weeks, meniscus repair is the best for long-term health. He’s just 25 yrs old— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2016
#AP had locked knee with bucket handle (flipped) meniscus tear. @cjandersonb22 non displaced peripheral partial tear with 3-4 month recovery— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) October 28, 2016
Coming off his best game of the year, playing through this injury for three quarters is astounding. His dedication to the team is something we won’t forget. Now it’s time for him to get healthy.
The Broncos moved Anderson to the Injured Reserve list on Friday. If all goes really well then Anderson could be available for a playoff run after being on IR for eight weeks, but it sure doesn’t seem like that will happen at this point. We’ll find out for sure as reports start to come out on his rehab about six weeks from now.
Was an amazing fun year all I can do is rest up get back for the playoffs and if not get back and grind 4 next season— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) October 28, 2016
It’s now up to the young guys Devontae Booker and Kapri Bibbs to take the reigns.
“’Book’ has had a really good week, Kapri’s had a really good week,” coach Gary Kubiak said on Friday. “Kapri has a lot on his plate as a special-teams player, too, and obviously we’re trying to prepare Juwan. The thing about Juwan is he kind of plays two spots. Through his history he’s played some halfback and he’s played well. We’ve been having him work at fullback, so obviously he’s been working really, really hard here.”
Next man up!