A year ago today, Broncos running back Mario Fannin suffered a torn ACL, causing him to miss his entire rookie season. And today comes news that Fannin is likely to miss his second season.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Fannin injured his Achilles tendon during the Broncos’ scrimmage on Saturday, and the injury appears serious. That probably means Fannin, who played his college football at Auburn, is headed for another season on injured reserve.
For an undrafted running back, it’s hard not to think a serious Achilles injury in his second training camp following a torn ACL in his first training camp could mean Fannin is never going to get his chance to play in the NFL.