EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 12: Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos is helped by team trainers in the first quarter during a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 12, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan just cannot catch a break this season. After missing six weeks due to a crack at the top of his left tibia during Denver’s training camp, the team’s leading tackler from a year ago re-injured that same left knee on the teams second defense play last Sunday vs. New York Jets.
Trevathan, 24, returned to action the week before against the Arizona Cardinals, recording seven combined tackles, six total. According to a report, Trevathan was seen walking with a limp out of the stadium Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Here’s what Broncos head coach John Fox said about the injury.
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"“He has a crack, just above the knee, on his left leg,” coach John Fox said Monday afternoon. “Same leg, but nothing even remotely the same as the last injury. We’ll just take it one day at a time.”"
Denver feels more than comfortable reinserting linebacker Brandon Marshall back into the starting role. Marshall turned heads in his three starts, collecting 30 combined tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble. Seventh-round pick Corey Nelson will also be implemented into the game in certain packages. Nelson saw action this past Sunday against the Jets, collecting seven combined tackles with four assists.
As far as Trevathan goes, Denver placed him on the injured-reserve; designated to return list. The team believes Danny will suit up for Denver’s week 15 matchup against the San Diego Chargers (Dec. 14).
The Denver Broncos (4-1) prepare to take on the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night at Sports Authority Field. Denver will be wearing their all-blue alternate uniforms on a nationally televised game, shown on NBC.