Broncos 2010 first-round pick Demaryius Thomas looked very explosive as a rookie when he was healthy. The problem is that he rarely stayed healthy for long after entering the league with a foo injury.
Thomas’ injury-plagued start to his career got a lot worse on Thursday, when he tore his Achilles Tendon while working out, according to multiple reports. The Broncos have since confirmed the injury and say Thomas will take 6-8 months to recover.
Thomas joins Eddie Royal as a young rehabbing Broncos receiver; Royal underwent hip surgery last week. Royal is expected to be ready in May, but Thomas’ injury could jeopardize his start to the 2011 season.
(We’re contractually obligated to say “if there is a 2011 season” at this point.)
The Broncos see Thomas a future No. 1 receiver, but this injury is a huge setback. The optimistic view here is that Denver is deeper at wideout than nearly any other position with Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, and second year pro Eric Decker also in the mix.