Yesterday it was reported that Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson could be out at least a few weeks after suffering a knee injury on Monday night. Now, it has been confirmed that Anderson will undergo surgery and sit out the rest of the season.
Anderson’s surgery is scheduled for Thursday and is needed to ascertain the extent of the damage to his right meniscus, coach Gary Kubiak said.
The arthroscopic surgery will help determine whether Anderson suffered a full or partial tear in his meniscus. A full tear would more than likely end his season, while a partial tear could have him out for four to five weeks.
Now Kubiak and the Broncos have to decide whether it’ll be worth putting Anderson on injured reserve. If he is placed on the list, Johnson has to be out for a minimum of six weeks before returning to practice, and a minimum of eight weeks before he can play in a game.
Anderson took to Twitter to thank teammates and fans for their prayers and support:
— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) October 27, 2016
Hopefully Anderson’s injuries aren’t too bad and he’ll be able to bounce back and help lead this Broncos offense.