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C.J. Anderson placed on injured reserve list

The tear in C.J. Anderson’s meniscus is bad enough to keep him out for the rest of the season.

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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.

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.

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!