Sports Briefing: Broncos’ C.J. Anderson Faces Long Recovery for Knee Surgery


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C. J. Anderson was bracing for a prolonged recovery as he prepared to undergo surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee late Thursday.

Before heading into the operating room in Northern California, Anderson, the Denver Broncos’ leading rusher, on Twitter thanked his fans for their prayers and said, “We will not know til after the procedure if I am done for the season or if I can come back to help my team to #51.”

Anderson is the Broncos’ leading rusher with 437 yards on 110 carries and four touchdowns, including a season-best 107 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries Monday night against Houston in his best performance of the season.

He did it despite hurting his right knee on his second carry.

Anderson, who was not limping after the game, showed up sore Tuesday, and the team’s medical staff told him he had a torn meniscus. Anderson flew to California for a second opinion on Wednesday and was prepped for…

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