During Tuesday’s practice, Denver Broncos’ LB Danny Trevathan was carted off the field after suffering a left medial tibial impaction fracture on his left knee, leaving him out for a supposed 6-8 weeks.
Fortunately though, Trevathan did not sustain any injuries to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or his medial collateral ligament (MCL).
Broncos LB Danny Trevathan in his own words to me on his injury: "They told me that my ACL and MCL are fine, (cont) http://t.co/lpzQx9E78mThe Broncos’ official twitter page confirmed the injury and gave a timetable for Trevathan’s return.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 12, 2014
#Broncos LB Danny Trevathan has a left medial tibial impaction fracture. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.For the Broncos, Trevathan was as good as a LB as you could get. In his 2013 season with the Broncos, Trevathan recorded 129 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, 10 passes defended and seven tackles for loss. Replacing a talent like that is going to be hard.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 12, 2014
In Trevathan’s place will most likely be a combination of rookies Lamin Barrow (99.5 tackles per season in final two seasons at LSU), Corey Nelson (44.6 tackles and 2.5 sacks per season during final three seasons at Oklahoma) or practice squad LB Brandon Marshall (72.6 tackles, one forced fumble and 1.3 sacks per season during final three seasons while at the University of Nevada).
Despite his injuries, Trevathan hopes he can return to the football field soon, as he reported via his personal twitter account.
The love is real, thank y'all! Just know that's the only way I'm leaving that damn field!! #Godgotme #beenthroughitall #DTrevHere #Broncos
— Danny Trevathan (@Grindin_59) August 12, 2014
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