Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick out for the season
Ricky Gray | August 3, 2022
Patrick suffered a season-ending torn ACL in practice on Tuesday.
The Denver Broncos have been hit with a tough setback after wide receiver Tim Patrick suffered a season-ending ACL injury during Tuesday’s practice.
After catching a pass and turning upfield, his leg buckled and he grabbed his knee as he fell to the ground. He was surrounded by several players including quarterback Russell Wilson until the trainer came.
Patrick led the team in touchdown receptions last season and was expected to be among the starting three wide receivers for the team.
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett said: “Guy like Tim ... it breaks your heart. The worst part of this game is when things like this happen.”
Hackett added: “Tim's a guy that's well respected across this team, across this league.”
Last November, Patrick signed a three-year, $30m contract with the Denver Broncos.
Wide receiver Courtland Sutton commented: “It hurts. To see a guy who works his butt off all offseason, his preparation is second to none. ... [We're] praying for the best ... as we sit and wait.” Sutton’s comments came before the official diagnosis.
This marks the third consecutive season that the Broncos have lost one of their wide receivers to injury. Sutton suffered a torn ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season, and KJ Hamler suffered a torn ACL as well as a hip injury in Week 3 of the 2021 season.
Running back Damarea Crockett confirmed late Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that he also suffered a torn ACL during practice.
Crockett was the No.4 running back in the Broncos rotation behind Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon III, and Mike Boone.