Looking to avenge their Super Bowl embarrassment from last season in 2014, the Denver Broncos will be without a key defensive contributor from their 2013 roster until at least their bye week as linebacker Danny Trevathan is estimated to be out for at least 6-8 weeks with a tibial impaction fracture sustained during practice where he was carted off the field.
Trevathan burst onto the scene in Denver last season as a top performer in their linebacker corps, finishing the season with 129 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three interceptions and 10 pass deflections. Trevathan was expected to have an increased role following the breakout season with the Broncos, but according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport the soonest he will make his 2014 debut will be October 5 when Denver takes on the Arizona Cardinals.
Out 6-8 weeks with a medial tibial impaction fracture, #Broncos LB Danny Trevathan is expected back after DEN’s bye week — Oct. 5 vs. Cards
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 12, 2014
Denver are on a mission to get a Super Bowl ring with their short window during the Peyton Manning era of the franchise. Losing a player like Trevathan for a month early in the season isn’t a huge blow for the Broncos because they have their sights set on the postseason, but is their key linebacker’s recovery lowers the quality of play of a promising player come the playoffs then the Broncos will have a problem. Expected to just be out until early October, don’t expect this training camp injury to lower the Broncos odds of a championship.