C.J. Anderson getting second opinion on knee injury

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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said after beating the Texans last Monday night that he’d like to continue riding a 1-2 punch of C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker out of the backfield, but circumstances may dictate a different approach.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Anderson will miss practice on Wednesday while going for a second opinion on a knee injury that he suffered in the game against Houston.

Anderson got hurt on a run at the end of the first quarter, but was able to remain in the game and ran for 84 more yards after going down on the play. That would seem to provide reason to hope that further examination won’t turn up anything too damaging, although we’ll have to see how the rest of the practice week plays out for more clarity on that front.

Anderson and Booker combined for 190 rushing yards on 33 carries against the Texans, providing the kind of support for quarterback Trevor Siemian that the Broncos need on offense whether Anderson is part of providing it in Week Eight or not.