Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) is tackled by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The injury bug hasn’t bitten the Denver Broncos too badly this year, but Danny Trevathan has been the primary target of the dreaded vermin and went down again on Sunday afternoon. Trevathan, who suffered a cracked bone in his left knee during training camp, suffered another cracked bone in his left knee on Sunday, this time in a different spot.
The first injury for Trevathan was also of the 3-6 week variety, and it sucks to see him leaving for another period of time. The Broncos’ defense will get along without him, though clearly they’re better when he’s in the lineup. He’ll be replaced on the depth chart by Brandon Marshall and Corey Nelson, who have played the most in his absence.
Nelson played his most extensive action on Sunday against the Jets and could be in line for a more prominent role as the season goes along.
Trevathan has only played in one full game so far this season, recording seven tackles against the Cardinals in last week’s victory, his first game back since his original knee injury.