It appears the Broncos will be without the services of C.J Anderson for some time to come.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Denver Broncos' running back is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery and will likely be placed on injured reserve. As per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the surgery is to determine whether Anderson is dealing with a full or partial tear of his meniscus after sustaining an injury Monday night against the Houston Texans.
If Anderson is designated to the injured reserve, it will be at least eight weeks before the Broncos can add him back to the active roster. It is also possible that Anderson's season could be over.
It appears the best-case scenario involves Anderson being cleared to return either prior to or during another Denver playoff run.
Fourth-round rookie Devontae Booker will step in as Denver's lead back for the time being. He has averaged 4.8 yards per carry across the first seven games of his NFL career, with his most impressive showing being the 83-yard, one-touchdown effort in a win over the Texans.
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