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KJ Hamler leaves game with knee injury

The Denver Broncos have lost wide receiver KJ Hamler to an ugly looking knee injury in the first half against the New York Jets.

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UPDATE 9/27: It has been confirmed that KJ Hamler has torn his ACL and is done for the year.


Late in the second quarter, Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler went down very awkwardly on his left knee and it looked bad enough for the broadcast to not show a replay of the injury. He was helped off the field and immediately taken to the locker room.

Hamler had just one catch in the game, but it was a huge 28 yard gain on third down that would eventually lead to a Broncos touchdown in the first quarter. He’s the guy that could take the top off the defense, so this is a huge loss for Denver and we can only hope the injury is not as bad as it seems.

We will update this post as we learn more about Hamler’s injury.

UPDATE 4:00 PM MT

According to Mike Klis of 9News, Hamler will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his left knee injury. Hopefully it’s not a full tear requiring surgery. If so, it will be a 6-9 month recovery time.