According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Denver Broncos second-year running back Devontae Booker is expected to miss “up to” 6 to 8 weeks with an apparent wrist injury.
Per source, Broncos RB Devontae Booker has a wrist injury and could miss 6-8 weeks https://t.co/aFBB1DtLbD— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 27, 2017
It is unknown how or when Booker suffered this injury but he is expected to be placed on the Physically Unable to Play list(PUP) list tomorrow before the Broncos first Training Camp practice.
9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis has confirmed Florio’s report on Devontae Booker’s wrist injury.
Booker was the Broncos fourth round pick in 2016 and ended up playing significant snaps after C.J. Anderson suffered a season ending injury. He ended up having 174 carries for 612 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also had 31 receptions for 265 yards and 1 touchdown.
With Booker missing all of Training Camp, Preseason, and likely the opening of the season, it opens up an opportunity for sixth round pick DeAngelo Henderson to get extra carries and opportunities.
Likely cements Anderson on top line. But biggest impact beyond Booker could be for De'Angelo Henderson, who will get plenty of chances now. https://t.co/RPtkxWbOUW— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) July 27, 2017
Henderson played four seasons at Coastal Carolina and was very productive during that span. During his four-year career, he totaled 4,635 yards on 721 carries and averaged 6.4 yards per carry. He also totaled a whopping 58 rushing touchdowns during his four-year career. He also added 97 career receptions for 921 yards and 6 touchdowns. This past season he totaled 1,156 yards rushing(in 9 games) and 16 rushing touchdowns. He also had 20 receptions for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns. So he was rather productive during his college career. Now he has a great opportunity at carving out a significant role with the Denver Broncos offense this summer.
Veteran’s C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles figure to be the Broncos “1A” and “1B” this season, but the competition behind those two has become rather interesting. Especially considering the injury and inconsistency concerns of Charles and Anderson.