By Danny Cox
After a big victory over the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football, the Denver Broncos are looking to keep things going in the right direction. This weekend, they will take on the San Diego Chargers in a rematch from a few weeks ago that saw the Bolts pull off an upset. The Broncos are now looking to avenge that loss.
Unfortunately, things didn’t start out so well at practice this week.
On Wednesday, running back C.J. Anderson wasn’t practicing with his teammates. Instead, he was getting a second opinion on the knee injury he suffered on Monday night. Head coach Gary Kubiak said that Anderson had left Denver to get the second opinion and more would be known about the team’s leading rusher on Thursday.
“We’re just really trying to evaluate it more than anything,” Kubiak said. “He played with it; he did it early in the game. He played through it and played extremely well — he was actually our offensive MVP.”
The extreme soreness that Anderson was experiencing in his left knee on Tuesday led to the seeking of a second opinion.
A number of other players were held out of practice on Wednesday and some were pretty big names. Center Matt Paradis, cornerback Aqib Talib, linebacker Brandon Marshall and tackle Sylvester Williams all sat out. It’s not expected that all of them will be out for the game against the Chargers.
Linebacker DeMarcus Ware was back at practice for the first time in over a month as he’s been out since fracturing his forearm against the Indianapolis Colts back in mid-September. Some promise was shown in his return.