Danny Trevathan's 2014 season looks to be over after 100 defensive snaps and three separate injuries to his left knee. The third-year linebacker will undergo surgery to repair a patellar dislocation.
Trevathan first missed time with a broken bone below his left knee suffered during training camp. He returned to play most of Denver's Week 5 win over Arizona, but left the next week after just two snaps against the Jets. The second time, he broke a bone above that same knee. Sunday marked his return to play from that second injury, and he saw 42 snaps before leaving in the second half.
One has to wonder if Trevathan was rushed back too soon prior to the second and third injuries, since they all occurred in and around the same knee. And one can never assume Trevathan was receiving sound medical advice, since we all know team doctors don't tend to have individual players' best interests at heart.
At this point, we'll just have to hope Danny's run of misfortune is over, and that he'll be healthy for 2015, the last year of his rookie deal.
Brandon Marshall also underwent an MRI, and was diagnosed with a sprain in his right foot. According to Marshall, he'll miss a week or two.
Of course, if Denver is able to clinch a bye, then those one or two weeks could become three weeks of rest for Marshall.
Either way, a move of Trevathan to season-ending IR would open another roster spot. Another promotion of Shaq Barrett from the practice squad would make sense.