According to multiple reports, Denver Broncos second-year defensive end Adam Gotsis had an arthroscopic procedure on his knee earlier today and is expected to be out until the first week of Training Camp.
#Broncos Vance Joseph said Gotsis had surgery on opposite knee that had ACL injury. Had it scoped today. Should be back 1st week camp— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) June 15, 2017
The good news is that it was just a “clean up job” on his knee, not the one that suffered an ACL injury to just a year and a half ago. Head Coach Vance Joseph said that he expects Gotsis back for the first week of Training Camp.
“It’s the other knee. It’s a small cleanup job. It happened this morning. It was successful. He’ll be back the first week of camp.”
Joseph continued by saying that this injury has been bothering him for about four days and that “there was a little something floating in there” so they fixed it immediately.
“It was bothering him for about four days. He kept going on it. It was just soreness. He went to the doctor yesterday and there was a little something floating in there. We fixed it immediately. ”
So this really isn’t that big of a deal thankfully. Gotsis will not miss much time if any because of this surgery and it was a just minor procedure all things considered. So this should help ease the concerns that Broncos Country had this afternoon.
This is only a minor setback for Gotsis who has been enjoying a productive spring for the Broncos. He showed up bigger and stronger than he was last year and his play in practice showed that the 2016 second-round pick was making strides.
Fellow teammate Derek Wolfe recently said that he was proud of Gotsis and that he has come a long way from where he was last season.
“He’s doing great. I’m really proud of him. He’s really turned it around. Last year, [Defensive Line Coach Bill] Kollar was on him every day, all day. He’s actually getting a good job out of him. It’s good to see him doing well.”
Earning praise from both Wolfe and Kollar is no easy task so that is all you need to know about how impressive Gotsis has been this offseason.
Hopefully, Gotsis does not have any setbacks with his knee in the coming weeks leading up to Training Camp so he continues to have the impressive offseason he is having. If Gotsis continues to look as good as he has been, look out, the Broncos defense will be returning to their 2015 form.