Broncos place LB Danny Trevathan on IR with designation to return
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Broncos place LB Danny Trevathan on IR with designation to return
Tuesday October 14th, 2014

The Denver Broncos have placed linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve with designation to return, reports Field Yates of ESPN

Trevathan sustained a fracture in his left kneecap area during Denver's victory over the New York Jets on Sunday, according to The Denver Post

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During training camp, Trevathan sustained a fracture in his leg right below the left kneecap, which caused him to miss the first three games of the season. 

Trevathan, the Broncos starting weakside linebacker, will be eligible to return in eight weeks. 

The 24-year-old has seven tackles in two games this season and has 189 career tackles and three interceptions. 

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Rookie linebacker Corey Nelson replaced Trevathan against the Jets. Nelson was a seventh-round draft pick by the Broncos in May. 

Denver is 4-1 this season and hosts the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

- Molly Geary

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