Anderson escapes serious injury

C.J. Anderson carted off Broncos practice field with knee injury

Tests on C.J. Anderson’s right knee revealed a sprain to the medial collateral ligament, according to an NFL source — and not a torn anterior cruciate ligament as was the fear when the running back went down in pain during practice Thursday.

Anderson is expected to be out four to six weeks.

Four to six weeks would mean Anderson could be back anywhere from Week 2 to Week 4; will one excellent preseason performance (against a second-team defense) be enough for him to stick on the 53-man roster? Or, does this injury mean the team can slip him through to the practice squad?

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