Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan
was placed on injured reserve/designated to return on Tuesday, just over a
week after he returned to the field from a previous injury.
Trevathan fractured the upper portion of his left kneecap during Sunday’s
31-17 win over the New York Jets. The third-year pro had sat out Denver’s
first three games after fracturing part of the tibia in the same leg in
August, but was back in action following the team’s Week 4 bye.
Under the IR/designated to return rules, Trevathan will next be eligible to
play in the Broncos’ late-season AFC West clash at rival San Diego on Dec. 14.
Trevathan started all 16 games for the 2013 AFC champion Broncos last season,
amassing a team-best 129 tackles along with three interceptions, two sacks and
three forced fumbles.