Trevathan carted off with tibial fracture; expected out 6-8 weeks

Last updated: Aug 13, 2014 8:59 AM

Weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan was carted off during Tuesday's practice with a fracture in his left leg and may be out for as long as two months.

Although the emerging star was unable to put any weight on his leg after hurting it during 11-on-11 drills, Troy Renck had said the team's initial reports were promising.

According to Andrew Mason, John Fox told players that the prognosis on Trevathan's knee appears positive.

However, an MRI revealed that the injury is a tibial fracture, and that Trevathan is expected to be out 6-8 weeks. That would have him missing the first three regular season games, and returning right after the Broncos' bye. Maybe that early bye isn't such a bad thing after all.

Including playoffs, Trevathan graded out at +12.8 over 1,133 snaps last season according to PFF.

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