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Broncos RB C.J. Anderson Undergoing Surgery For Torn Meniscus, Being Placed On I.R.

Update:

Mike Klis of 9News reports that Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a “significant, but not completely torn” meniscus in his right knee and will likely be placed on injured reserve.

  • Klis admits that it’s possible Anderson is done for the season but there’s still a chance he could be brought back for the postseason.

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Broncos RB C.J. Anderson denies the report that he’s told people close to him he’s out for the year with a knee injury.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Broncos RB C.J. Anderson has told people close to him that he’s done for the year.

This comes as a surprise, considering that Adam Schefter reported earlier this morning that an MRI on Anderson’s knee Wednesday night revealed that he does not have an ACL tear.

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Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is expected to be out “at least” a few weeks with a knee injury and it’s possible he could be out even longer than that, depending on what happens with the second opinion.

  • Ian Rapoport adds that the Broncos are hoping this is just a minor issue for Anderson, but the possibility remains that it could be a season-ending issue.

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Mike Klis of 9News reports that Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is getting a medical opinion on his injured right knee.

According to Klis, there’s still hope that this is just a minor issue for Anderson but the possibility remains that Anderson could miss an extended period of time.

Denver will likely start rookie Devontae Booker in place of Anderson if he ends up missing their game against the Chargers.

Klis adds that the Broncos could promote Juwan Thompson to their active roster in the coming days to add some depth at the position.

Anderson, 25, signed a four-year, $18 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the Dolphins during the offseason but because he was a restricted free agent, the Broncos were given the opportunity to make the deal and they did. He stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.

In 2016, Anderson has appeared in seven games for the Broncos and rushed for 437 yards on 110 carries (4 YPC) to go along with 16 receptions for 128 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Anderson’s injury as the news is available.