Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, who spoke with Anderson on Thursday morning, said he expected head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos and general manager John Elway to receive an update on Anderson's injury and treatment Thursday night. But, depending on the results of a second opinion, the running back could sit out the rest of the year. Booker has two fumbles on the year, including one he recovered against the Texans and another on his first professional carry in Week 1 Broncos loss. "I think a lot gets lost when you start doing too much guessing and too much preparing to try to be ideal on everything".
Now that it appears Anderson will miss the remainder of the regular season at least, rookie Devontae Booker is in line for primary rushing responsibilities in the backfield. "Those are just things we're working through this afternoon", Kubiak said. Now that game did come at home, but we do know they are capable of winning against Denver.
With Anderson down, the Broncos would start Booker on Sunday against San Diego and Kapri Bibbs would back him up.
"The more touches I started getting, the more comfortable I started feeling", Booker told denverbroncos.com.
This "false" tweet was followed up by a few more from Anderson, in which he expressed that, "The false report that people have is insane we would know later today what's going on so please don't believe these false allegations". Anderson's right knee slightly buckled as he made a cut on the final play of the first quarter, an 11-yard run. "We knew that he had some juice all the way back to camp so he's got some juice and it's exciting to see him grow and get more comfortable out there". "You got to go on to the next one and play better this week". Anderson finished with 107 yards and a touchdown while Booker had 83 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Thompson was on the Broncos' active roster in 2014 and 2015 and has the most experience of any back on the team (72 career carries and three touchdowns).
Also Wednesday, tight end A.J. Derby, acquired from New England for a 2017 fifth-round draft pick, practiced with his new teammates for the first time.
Asked if he wanted to show the Broncos' decision-makers they didn't need to sign another back, Bibbs said: "That's exactly what I'm going to do".