Broncos LB Danny Trevathan carted off field in practice

Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) runs back an interception and fumbles the ball short of the goal line for a touchback during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The call was ruled a touchback and the Ravens regained possession. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

To this point, Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan is likely best known for losing a touchdown due to an ill-advised premature celebration earlier this season. However, he’s in the news for another reason on Tuesday, and it has to do with his health moving forward.

Details of this injury are sketchy (as you can see by FOX’s Jay Glazer’s tweet above), but losing Trevathan for any length of time would be unfortunate for the Denver defense. The 23-year-old linebacker from Kentucky has started all 4 games on the weakside for Denver this season, and in the process, has racked up 24 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception on the year.

Stats don’t tell the whole story around Trevathan, and he is an ultra-valuable piece of what Denver wants to accomplish defensively. Throw in the fact that Denver is already without stud pass rusher Von Miller, and suddenly, the AFC favorites would be very much behind the 8-ball on the defensive side of the ball.

It’s too early to speculate on duration of time missed and/or actual diagnosis of Trevathan’s injury, but the initial reports aren’t great for Denver.

Topics: Danny Trevathan, Denver Broncos

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