NFL Rumors: Broncos Running Back Out For Season With Torn ACL

Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams is reportedly out for the season due to a torn ACL he sustained in Sunday's loss against the Las Vegas Raiders, sources told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero

Williams, who was taken in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, also appears to have sustained a torn LCL and posterior lateral corner, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This will unfortunately add time to the long road Williams has ahead of him before returning to the field at some point next year. 

The former Carolina product led the Broncos this season with 47 carries for 204 yards and has shown to be more efficient than Melvin Gordon, the running back he has shared touches with on the backfield.

Gordon has fumbled five times in his past 44 carries and this past Sunday marked the third time a fumble of his was returned for a touchdown in Denver's past 12 games. 

Williams showed signs of a potential productive future in Denver last season when he rushed 203 times for 903 yards and scored four touchdowns. 

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