Report: A Knee Injury Will Sideline RB C.J. Anderson

The Broncos will likely be without their No. 1 running back this week.

Running back C.J. Anderson just came off his first 100-yard rushing game of the season. Unfortunately, the injury bug has thrown a wet blanket on Anderson's new-found fire. 

According to multiple sources and reports, Anderson suffered an injury to his right knee in the Denver Broncos 27-9 Week 7 victory over the Houston Texans

The injury occurred early in the Monday night tilt and it caused him to leave the game for a short time. He returned to the field and had his most productive day of the season. The injury is being reported as a bone bruise and 9NEWS' Mike Klis is reporting that Anderson will seek a second opinion. For now, he is expected to miss Denver's Week 8 rematch with the San Diego Chargers

Beyond this week, however, Anderson's future is unclear. Although the Broncos hope the injury is minor, there is a chance Anderson could miss extended playing time. 

If that happens, rookie Devontae Booker — who's on a hot-streak of his own — will move up the depth chart and receive the bulk of Denver's carries. Kapri Bibbs would be come the No. 2 running back and the team could consider promoting Juwan Thompson off the practice squad. 

We will update you when more information on Anderson's prognosis comes to light. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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