The Denver Broncos got some great news today after their big win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday came at a cost when starting tight end Julius Thomas went down with another leg injury, this one being a knee sprain:
Per a source close to #Broncos TE Julius Thomas, tests reveal just a knee sprain, he’s day-to-day & hopeful to play Sun. @ NE
— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) November 18, 2013
Here’s the play in which Thomas was injured:
Thomas laid on the ground for a bit holding his knee, but walked off the field under his own power, but would not return to the contest as the Broncos held on for a crucial 27-17 win over the AFC West-leading Chiefs.
Prior to the team’s Week 9 bye week, Thomas went down with an injury in the game against the Washington Redskins, and it appeared as though it might be enough to sideline him for at least one game. That same ankle has plagued him throughout his three-year NFL Career, and t looked as though it would halt his breakout season with the Broncos.
But that wasn’t the case, and he bounced-back and played the past two weeks, but left Sunday’s win over the Chiefs with what looked to be a serious knee injury, but as it turns out, he’ll likely be able to play this week against the New England Patriots.