The Denver Broncos will be without C.J. Anderson for at least eight weeks.
The team announced in a press release it had placed Anderson on injured reserve on Saturday and promoted running back Juwan Thompson from the practice squad. Anderson suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee that required surgery.
A player must spend at least eight weeks on IR before a team can activate him. Teams can choose one player to activate off of IR and do not have to determine who that player will be.
Thompson is a third-year pro who has played in 30 games, but has spent the entire 2016 season on Denver’s practice squad. He has rushed for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns in his short career.
Rookie Devontae Booker will likely see the bulk of the carries in Anderson’s absence. The fourth-round pick is coming off his strongest game of the season, during which he carried the ball 17 times for 83 yards and 1 touchdown. Second-year runner Kapri Bibbs is also on the roster.