When he was at the University of Utah, Denver Broncos rookie running back Devontae Booker dealt with a meniscus injury.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson tore his against the Houston Texans in their win on Monday night. Booker said that the amount of time surgery takes tells a lot about the severity of the injury.
“I looked at the time and I was out – for an hour-and-a-half – so I knew it wasn’t a 20-minute simple procedure,” Booker said to Denver 7 ABC, via Troy Renck.
There are two options with surgery. One is to have part of the meniscus removed. The recovery time is only a few weeks, but can cause problems down the road. The other options is have the meniscus repaired. Recovery time would extend the rest of the season, but it helps down the road. The issue with that option is that meniscus surgery and rehab are very delicate, and sometimes re-injury occurs.
That happened to Booker.
“When I got mine, it was my first injury ever. I didn’t feel like myself until training camp, but again, I had to start my rehab over,” Booker said to Denver 7 ABC. “Once I started pushing it, it was fine. I don’t wear a brace or anything. I don’t even think about it anymore. It just stinks it happened to C.J., too.”
Anderson’s recovery time is still uncertain.