Denver Broncos injuries: Courtland Sutton tears ACL, MCL

Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos wide receiver. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos wide receiver. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton is out for the season after tearing his ACL and MCL.

The Denver Broncos suffered yet another major setback as their star wide receiver Courtland Sutton is now finished for the 2020 season due to a torn ACL and MCL he suffered against the Steelers.

Sutton tore up his knee following an interception.

This adds to the growing list of injuries the Broncos have endured this season. Quarterback Drew Lock went out of the Steelers game with a shoulder injury. The Broncos haven’t had Von Miller, who has an ankle injury that will sideline him for most, if not all, of the 2020 season.

A.J. Bouye hurt his shoulder in week one and was placed on injured reserve (although, he is expected back following a 3-week absence).

Denver also lost defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones against the Steelers. He will miss up to four weeks.

As for the receiver corps, the Broncos are glad to have drafted Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler as well as Tyrie Cleveland. Even though Drew Lock will miss some time and won’t get to build on-field chemistry with his receivers, it’s still important to get the young guys out there even with the backup.

This is a real concern that all of these injuries have happened so early in the season. Not just for the Broncos, but all across the league.

Once Sutton is placed on injured reserve, the Broncos will have six wide receivers on the active roster. They could choose to call up Fred Brown, who showed some nice things for them in training camp.

The Broncos are really going to miss Sutton this season. Along with the absence of running back Phillip Lindsay (turf toe), they have lost some quality on-field presence. There are other guys who will need to step up, not only during plays but also in the huddle. They will need to continue to build chemistry.

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In week 3, the Broncos host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A potentially tough test has now become even tougher.