Denver Broncos’ running back C.J. Anderson has taken to Twitter to deny a report that said that he will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com initially reported that Anderson was telling people close to him that he was done for the year.
Anderson injured himself on the final play of the first quarter during the Broncos’ 27-9 win over the Houston Texans on Monday. However, the 25-year-old remained on the field and finished the game.
Obviously, the severity of the injury is not yet known, but if it is something serious, it would be a huge blow for Denver.
Anderson, who played his collegiate football at the University of California, went undrafted and eventually made his way to Denver as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. He was mainly a receiving back for the Broncos during his rookie campaign en route to tallying 34 receptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns.
Anderson only carried the ball seven times for 38 yards that year.
It wasn’t until his second season that he became a huge part of the Broncos’ ground attack while posting 849 rushing yards and eight touchdowns off of 179 attempts in 2014. Last year, during Denver’s Super Bowl run, Anderson accumulated 152 carries, running for 720 yards and reaching the end zone five times.
So far this season, Anderson has carried the ball 110 times for 437 yards, totaling four touchdowns on the ground. He has also caught 16 passes for 128 yards and a score. The 5-8, 224-pounder racked up 107 yards and one touchdown on 16 rushing attempts against the Texans.
It was notably the first time that he reached the 100-yard mark this year.