Denver Broncos DL Adam Gotsis out after minor knee operation

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Jun 5, 2017; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) and nose tackle Domata Peko (94) during organized training activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2017; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) and nose tackle Domata Peko (94) during organized training activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Denver Broncos defensive lineman Adam Gotsis is expected to spend the next six weeks recovering after a minor knee procedure…

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph revealed after the team’s final OTA practice on Thursday that defensive lineman Adam Gotsis had a knee procedure that will keep him out until training camp begins in July.

Thankfully, the operation was not due to a setback on Gotsis’ surgically repaired knee which suffered a torn ACL in his final collegiate season.

"“It’s the other knee,” Joseph informed (quotes obtained via Denver Broncos PR). It’s a small cleanup job. It happened this morning. It was successful. He’ll be back the first week of camp.”"

According to Joseph, the exact time when Gotsis injured his knee is unknown, but it’s been a bit of a lingering pain that needed to be addressed.

"“Maybe yesterday. Maybe in the last week. It was bothering him for about four days. He kept going on it. It was just soreness. He went to the doctor yesterday and there was a little something floating in there. We fixed it immediately. He’ll be back the first week of camp.”"

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Gotsis is expected to be a breakout player for the Broncos this year after being selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played sparingly as a rookie with (not unexpectedly) less than spectacular results.

He didn’t have ideal bulk and the speed of the game is just unreal, especially as raw as he is.

With a season under his belt and time in an NFL training program to gain weight, Gotsis showed up to OTAs looking like a Greek god, carved from stone and chiseled at 300 pounds.

Physically, there’s no question Gotsis has what it takes to make it at this level. Can he stay healthy? Hopefully this latest knee operation is not something that will prevent him from taking the field early and often in year two with the Broncos.

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