C.J. Anderson was likely not going to see any action in the season unless the Denver Broncos reached the playoffs. It appears that his return could be sooner rather than later.
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson played against the Houston Texans with a pretty significant knee injury.
It was believed that he would be out until the playoffs if the Broncos would make it to the postseason.
However, it looks like the determined running back could return as early as Week 16.
According to Troy Renck of Denver 7, C.J. Anderson is ahead of schedule in his recovery process from a torn menicus in his knee.
The NFL IR rules state that a player placed on injured reserve must be on the list for eight weeks before he can be placed on the active roster. He can begin practicing after six weeks.
So far, the Broncos are entering the fourth week with Anderson on IR.
If he truly is ahead of schedule, then he could start practicing during the same week that the Denver Broncos play the Jacksonville Jaguars and could be ready when the Broncos play either the New England Patriots or Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead.
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This would be great for the Denver Broncos running game. When it comes to the running game, he has been the heart and soul.
Having him for a potential postseason run would be exceptional for the Broncos. Anderson recorded 234 rushing yards and two touchdowns during the Super Bowl 50 run last year.
He always has a knack for producing a big run at any given moment. That was shown in all three postseason games last year and towards the end of the 2015 season.
If he can get himself back and complete his recovery, his presence will be great for the games against the division rivals Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. The weather will be colder and the running game would be executed even more.
And there is not a player that Broncos Country knows that can make the big play in the latter parts in the season than C.J. Anderson.
We will keep you updated if there is any development in Anderson’s recovery time.