This is the time of year when players on every team talk about new approaches or workouts that they believe will lift them to greater heights in the coming season.
Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan strayed from that script a bit on Wednesday when discussing the knee injuries that limited him to three games last season. Trevathan hurt his left kneecap twice during the regular season (after a broken leg in preseason) and revealed that he wound up having the kneecap replaced rather than repaired during the offseason.
“I got somebody else’s kneecap,” Trevathan said, via the team’s website. “It was difficult because it was a bigger knee … I love the scar, though.”
Trevathan isn’t the only Broncos inside linebacker returning from an injury. Brandon Marshall had screws surgically inserted into his foot after suffering a Lisfranc injury and plans to start running next week as he tries to get ready for camp.
“I’ll be back in training camp. That’s what the word is,” Marshall said. “I should be able to do some drills at the start of training camp. I’m not sure about everything else.”
Both players will need some time to get themselves and the new additions to their bodies used to playing in Wade Phillips’s defense, but they should be on track for Week One as long as no other complications arise between now and September.