Broncos Running Back Exits in Second Half

The Denver Broncos' dynamic two-headed rushing attack could get a lot simpler going forward. Running back Javonte Williams left his team's Week 4 divisional showdown against the Las Vegas Raiders in the second half with a knee injury.

Williams hobbled off the field following a tackle on a run in the third quarter. He was evaluated on the sidelines before eventually being declared out, indicating he could be looking at an injury serious enough to necessitate a multi-week absence. The Broncos trail the winless Raiders 22-16 through three quarters.

Williams had been dominating the Broncos backfield in touches today due in part to a costly fumble by fellow running back Melvin Gordon that was returned for a touchdown in the first half. Williams had been making the most of his carries through three weeks of the season, outgaining Gordon 176 yards to 131 despite three fewer rushes. Considering Gordon may have permanently lost the trust of Broncos coaches today with his fourth fumble of the season, third-string running back Matt Boone could see a lot of action for the Broncos going forward.
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