Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson’s 2016 season came to an abrupt end in Week 7. Anderson was diagnosed with a meniscus tear. Unfortunately following an arthroscopic surgery, the Broncos placed him on IR.
Anderson’s surgeon, Dr. Ting, is reportedly going to discuss the running back’s medical status with the team. One unique thing that stood out is that Anderson’s doctor said the running back had the “knee of an eight-year old,” per Mike Klis of 9 News.
Anderson appears to be hopeful that a late-season return is possible, per Klis. Though, another report indicates he’ll be out potentially for the rest of the season (more on that here).
In the meantime, Anderson expressed his support towards his backup crew and veteran running backs coach.
“Book and Bibbs, I know they’ll hold it down. They’ve got a lot of talent and we have coach (Eric) Studesville. He doesn’t get a lot of credit. People don’t see how coach Studesville works. What he’s done for me, he’s going to do for Book and Kapri. He’s one of the best running back coaches in the game.”
We wish Anderson the best for a full and expedited recovery.
But, we are left to ponder exactly what Anderson’s doctor means by an “eight-year old’s knee.” Does that mean Anderson’s knee is still developing? Or does he have one of the youngest and freshest knees of all of the NFL’s running backs?
Despite Anderson’s status, the Broncos are moving along just fine. They will look to record win No. 7 in Oakland Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders, albeit without another key starter on the defensive side.