Report: Devontae Booker to miss 6-8 Weeks With Wrist Injury
The Denver Broncos could be without one of their running backs during preseason. Devontae Booker will not suit up for the team this preseason.
One of the most competitive positions going into Denver Broncos training camp is the running back position. The team has quite a bit of talent going into Thursday’s training camp. However, Devontae Booker will not be able to get the reps he needs at camp.
According to Mike Florio over at Pro Football Talk, it was announced Devontae Booker will miss anywhere from six to eight weeks with a wrist injury. Florio states that it is uncertain how Booker injured his wrist.
This means that Devontae Booker will be sidelined for training camp and the preseason. There is hope that he can return in time for the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Worst case scenario is that he will be out for at least the season opener.
With Devontae Booker likely sidelined, I would expect Jamaal Charles and De’Angelo Henderson to get the reps in training camp and get some added playing time in the preseason. I would not expect Charles to play too much. The Broncos want to be careful with him.
This means that De’Angelo Henderson could benefit from an added workload in carries. The sixth round draft pick could help determine where he will stand on the roster in 2017.
While this is a significant loss for the Denver Broncos, it may not be so bad. The only bad part about this are the practices and game reps he will miss out during the preseason.
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The door has definitely opened up a bit for C.J. Anderson to begin the year as the starting running back. But I fully expect Devontae Booker to come out from his injury guns blazing and ready to work.
Here is a chance for the running backs on the roster to make some moves in preseason. We wish Devontae Booker the best in his recovery.