By R.L. Bynum
With one unfortunate play, Javonte Williams’ second NFL season in Denver is already over after four games.
Williams is out for the season after injuring his right knee on the first play of the second half of the Broncos’ 32–23 road loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, the team confirmed Monday. Multiple reports indicate Williams tore the ACL and LCL in that knee.
Williams obviously faces a long recovery period.
Denver also lost outside linebacker Randy Gregory to a knee injury.
“Both of those guys are obviously very important to our team,” Denver coach Nathaniel Hackett said. “Losing Javonte is so unfortunate, a dynamic player in this league. Randy, same thing.”
After rushing for 903 yards and four touchdowns during his rookie season with 316 reception yards, he was off to a decent start to this season. Williams finishes the season with 204 rushing yards and 76 reception yards in a little more than 3½ games.
He started this season after being Melvin Gordon III’s backup last season.