Broncos HC Vance Joseph told reporters on Thursday that RB Devontae Booker will undergo surgery to repair a hairline fracture, via ABC 7 in Denver.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that Broncos RB Devontae Booker could miss 6-8 weeks with a wrist injury.
Florio says it’s unclear how Booker was injured but the expectation is that he’ll be placed on the PUP list to open training camp.
Booker was expected to compete with C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles for playing during training camp, but it looks like he’ll miss at least a good portion of it with this issue.
Booker, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2016. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2.723 million rookie contract and stands to make base salaries of $540,000 and $630,000 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Booker appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and rushed for 612 yards on 174 carries (3.5 YPC) to go along with 31 receptions for 265 yards receiving and five total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 56 running back out of 61 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Booker’s injury as the news is available.