The Denver Broncos got a bit of good news learning that linebacker Brandon Marshall would miss just a couple of weeks with a foot sprain, but the prognosis for Danny Trevathan was not so good. Trevathan, last year’s leading tackler, has missed ample time this season already with two stints on the injured list due to knee injuries. He suffered another against San Diego, and will reportedly need surgery to repair this one and will miss the rest of the season.
Trevathan had worked his butt off to get back onto the field after suffering his second knee injury of the year against the New York Jets, perhaps rushing himself back a bit. Freak injuries happen, but Trevathan has been hurt three times this season, all of which have been knee injuries.
The Broncos, thankfully, are used to playing without Trevathan at this point. He’s missed virtually the entire season, and their trio of rookie linebackers has gotten a lot of good work in and valuable experience. This Broncos defense has seen guys like Marshall and Trevathan come out of absolutely nowhere to be stars, so why not another guy or two stepping into their place?
It will be a bit of a transition period, but this will only amplify the Broncos’ depth and force another couple of players to really step up their game and create a solution where the Broncos have had a number of significant injuries the last two seasons.