Javonte Williams injured, Broncos fear serious injury
The Broncos’ second-season standout running back Javonte Williams went down in Denver’s Week 4 contest against the Las Vegas Raiders and it could be very bad.
The 5-10, 220-pound back is following up a great rookie season out of North Carolina with 4.8 yards per carry through three games thus far. Williams was ruled out for the rest of the game and did not return.
DenverFan’s Andrew Mason reported from Vegas that Williams is struggling to put any weight on one of his legs. Williams was later taken back to the locker room on a cart
Javonte Williams –
Based on this angle, I’d think Right knee injury. Looks like he twisted on it. pic.twitter.com/CFyD7r6fQC
— Jeff Mueller, PT, DPT (@jmthrivept) October 2, 2022
Williams has been one of the most consistent and best parts of the Broncos’ offense. The loss of the running back for any amount of time could be devastating. Making the injury worse for the Broncos is Melvin Gordon’s struggles, fumbling for a fourth time in four games this season already, which cost Denver six points in this game. Mike Boone got the first carry after Williams left the game.
Multiple reports said after the game Williams will undergo an MRI on Monday but the fear is a serious injury.
MRI tomorrow will reveal extent of Javonte Williams’ knee injury but per source fear is it is serious and he will be sidelined for extended period.
Meanwhile Randy Gregory carried crutches in one hand outside locker room but wasn’t using them as he walked away. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) October 3, 2022
#Broncos RB Javonte Williams is feared to have suffered a serious knee injury, source said. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow to determine the full extent, but there is not a lot of optimism surrounding the injury.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 3, 2022