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Danny Trevathan says he’ll miss 4-8 weeks with knee fracture

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As injury news goes, the diagnosis for Broncos weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan lands somewhere down the middle — not ideal, but not the worst-case scenario.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Trevathan has indicated he will miss at least four weeks with a knee fracture. However, the injury is not a season-ending one, and his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments are “fine,” the linebacker told ESPN.

“The doctor told me I was going to be out four to eight weeks, but I told him four to six,” Trevathan told Anderson.

The Broncos, for their part, have announced Trevathan will miss 6-8 weeks with a medial tibial impaction fracture, which indicates the injury is in the upper shin area, as former athletic trainer Mike Ryan will explain on Tuesday’s PFT on NBCSN.

A four-week timetable would ostensibly keep Trevathan out for the preseason and could compromise his ability to be ready for the regular season opener vs. Indianapolis on Sept. 7.

If it’s a 6-8 week injury, it’s quite possible Trevathan could miss the first three regular season games, then return after Denver’s Week Four bye. In that scenario, the Broncos would be a player short to begin the season, as Trevathan can’t be placed on the PUP list, for he began training camp on the active roster.

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24 Responses to “Danny Trevathan says he’ll miss 4-8 weeks with knee fracture”
  1. jjackwagon says: Aug 12, 2014 4:39 PM

    I told you the Burros were lining up their injury excuses.

  2. atthemurph says: Aug 12, 2014 4:42 PM

    8-10 weeks to be safe. I think that is the same injury Randall Cobb of the Packers had last year. He got hurt week five and came back week 16.

  3. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 12, 2014 4:46 PM

    Rookie of the Year Sheldon Richardson would tape it up and go to work.

    #BEAST

  4. hrmlss says: Aug 12, 2014 4:52 PM

    Is that the guy from “Dance Fever” back in the 70’s?

  5. eldarknight says: Aug 12, 2014 4:54 PM

    Thank Heavens, it wasn’t worst. Luckily, we have good depth at the LB position. Just take your time and heal completely.

  6. rdumont55 says: Aug 12, 2014 4:55 PM

    If a player gets injured in camp, he should be able to be placed on the PUP list for the first 6 weeks of the regular season. Sometimes the NFL is so full of itself. And I am not even a Broncos fan.

  7. bassplucker says: Aug 12, 2014 5:00 PM

    That’s not exactly a minor injury.

    As the writer points out, the timing of the injury — combined with the expected recovery time — creates a bit of a roster-management challenge. But, that’s why NFL GMs get paid the big bucks.

  8. chargersdiehard says: Aug 12, 2014 5:01 PM

    Denver started their season with a 45 min lightning delay. Coincidence? I think not. #boltup

  9. jamaltimore says: Aug 12, 2014 5:15 PM

    NO WAY this team makes it back to the AFC Championship game much less Super Bowl. Not even sure they make the playoffs, YEA I SAID IT!!

    Gonna have many more years to enjoy the back to back success of Payton in the regular season and the devastating losses in the post season

    #rockymountainrainbow
    #blownoutbyLOB

  10. shootscuz says: Aug 12, 2014 5:16 PM

    Even though this is a bummer, it sure could have been worse. He most likely will miss only 3 regular season games, given the early bye-week. Hopefully he comes back strong and other key starters stay healthy!

  11. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 12, 2014 5:18 PM

    and with wesley woodyard out oh oh oh

  12. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 12, 2014 5:19 PM

    Didn’t realize he was just a very ugly woman…but then again, most Donkeys are.

  13. allidoiswin55 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:31 PM

    Man is ugly ! Haha he should have called himself a monster not soldier via twitter with those kind if looks, damn! But honestly get well soon and come back harder !

  14. lexd75 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    Phew! For a moment there I thought I had read “Danny Trejo” – but he’s doing just fine I take it.

  15. denver1983 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:47 PM

    patriotsarespygaters says:Aug 12, 2014 5:18 PM

    and with wesley woodyard out oh oh oh

    If you actually know football, Denver had no desire to re-sign Woodyard.

  16. firedup1 says: Aug 12, 2014 7:18 PM

    The arrow is pointing up this year. Go Chiefs!!!

  17. beastmode5150 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:07 PM

    Dude is only good at running his mouth anyway.

  18. borisbulldog says: Aug 12, 2014 8:17 PM

    Trevathan? Was he on the Game of Thrones?

  19. raiderapologist says: Aug 12, 2014 8:26 PM

    beastmode5150 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:07 PM

    Dude is only good at running his mouth anyway.
    ————-
    He had a pretty good season last year. He looks like a pug dog, but he can play a little.

  20. natelan says: Aug 12, 2014 8:40 PM

    They’re lucky it wasn’t Peyton Manning, otherwise they’d instantly become the worst team in the NFL.

  21. gloryfromheaven46 says: Aug 12, 2014 10:38 PM

    A lot of haters haha, sheesh. Broncos are a well respected opponent…

  22. brendanragan says: Aug 12, 2014 11:14 PM

    Dude was primed for a Pro Bowl-caliber year after breaking out big time last year. Guess the Broncos will have to settle for nine Pro Bowlers this year instead of ten (Manning, D. Thomas, J. Thomas, Ware, Miller, Talib, Ward, Vasquez, Clady).

  23. superjay3282 says: Aug 13, 2014 11:48 AM

    Let’s GO BRONCOS!!!

  24. superjay3282 says: Aug 13, 2014 11:49 AM

    PEYTON MANNING is the GREATEST QB of ALL-TIME!!!

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