Broncos lose running back Devontae Booker to wrist injury
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos coach Vance Joseph's first training camp got off to a rough start with word that Devontae Booker will undergo wrist surgery Friday and is expected to miss six weeks.
Booker was pushing to unseat C.J. Anderson as Denver's starting running back. He suffered a hairline fracture during organized team activities in June, marring a solid spring for the second-year pro as he bounced back from a rough rookie season that followed two knee surgeries.
The Broncos had been planning to split first-team snaps at training camp between Booker and Anderson, who is returning from a torn meniscus that sidelined him over the last half of last season.
If Booker's recovery goes well, the 30-year-old free agent will be back in time for the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 11.
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