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Denver Broncos rumors: Danny Trevathan injured, carted off field during practice

Danny Trevathan was injured at an August 12 Denver Broncos practice.
Danny Trevathan was injured at an August 12 Denver Broncos practice.
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Denver Broncos rumors indicated a Danny Trevathan injury took place during practice on Tuesday (Aug. 12). Those Broncos rumors were confirmed in a report from CBS Sports where it was revealed that he injured his leg. No confirmation has been given about the extent of his injury, but it was being reported that he couldn't put weight on his left leg. The team had to cart him off the field and as any NFL fan knows, that is never a good sign for a football player.

This could potentially be a crushing blow to the Broncos, especially with how big he stepped up during the 2013 NFL season. Trevathan started all 16 regular season games for the team, posting 129 total tackles, three interceptions, 10 pass defenses, two sacks, and three forced fumbles. Those are numbers that any Pro Bowl linebacker would want on their stat line and it would be a huge detriment to the defense if he ended up missing any significant time.

The main focus of the offseason for the Broncos was to improve the defense, which is why they opened up the checkbook to sign some of the best available free agents. They ended up landing cornerback Aqib Talib, defensive end DeMarcus Ware, and safety T.J. Ward in an effort to get back to the Super Bowl. This was also done with the expectation that the cornerstones of the current defense would also be returning to help anchor the team in 2014. Now they could be in trouble.

In the first game of the preseason, the Broncos got to face the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field. They ended up winning it 21-16, with the defense looking really good against the running game. While it was just a preseason game and many of the typical starters didn't see much action, it was still a sign that the team could be vastly improved on the defensive side of the ball. Now fans will want to pay close attention to Denver Broncos rumors about Danny Trevathan and what the team says about his injury.