RB Devontae Booker returns to Denver Broncos practice

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1: Running back Devontae Booker
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1: Running back Devontae Booker /

Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker has returned to practice after suffering a wrist injury in training camp. Here’s the impact…

Injuries can certainly derail NFL teams as the season wears on, so it’s good that entering a week two matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, the Denver Broncos are actually getting a little bit healthier. They got some really good news on Wednesday with the return of running back Devontae Booker, who has been out with a wrist injury.

Booker injured his wrist early in training camp, but has recently been getting some positive updates in regards to his return to the field.

He avoided the regular season PUP list, and a little more than a week ago, got back a clean X-ray of his wrist. Late last week, he declared himself pain free and took a CT scan to see if his wrist was fully healthy.

According to reports out of Denver, that seems to be the case:

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With Booker back in the fold, the Broncos have their leading rusher from the 2016 season. That may seem like a higher compliment than it is, since Booker was simply one of the last men standing from last year’s group of running backs.

Like a lot of rookie backs, Booker struggled mightily at times and found big chunks of yardage behind a porous offensive line hard to come by.

That shouldn’t be as big of a problem this season, as the Broncos’ run blocking was markedly improved even after just watching one regular season game and all of the preseason snaps.

Booker was a star at Utah in his short time there, and when the Broncos picked him in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, many felt like they were getting one of the real steals of the class.

Along with Booker at the running back position, the Broncos will have C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles, and De’Angelo Henderson available.