Report: Courtland Sutton dealing with ‘significant’ knee injury
After quarterback Drew Lock’s recent injury, add wide receiver Courtland Sutton to the long list of sidelined players for the Denver Broncos.
The 24-year old player was ruled out and missed the team’s opening game against the Tennessee Titans due to a shoulder injury. He eventually made his season debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 but was reported to have sustained a significant knee injury during the game.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport disclosed the developing situation via Twitter:
One of #Broncos most promising players, if Courtland Sutton is out for the season it would be a signficant blow to a team that already is likely playing a few games without its QB. https://t.co/R4GbLBYMdh
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2020
Courtland Sutton suffered the injury after he made a tackle against Steelers cornerback Joe Haden on an interception return with two minutes left in the first half. He was only limited to a total of 66 receiving yards on 3 receptions in the game. The severity of the SMU product’s injury will be determined after the release of the results of his scheduled MRI.
Quarterback Drew Lock also sustained an injury to his throwing shoulder after he was tripped up on a sack and was driven to the ground by opposing edge rusher Bud Dupree midway through the first quarter. Backup gunslinger Jeff Driskel slotted in the starting position and threw a total of 256 passing yards on 18 of 34 completion and two passing touchdowns.
Rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy also sustained a rib injury but eventually returned to the game and finished with 62 receiving yards on 7 receptions. Another significant player in linebacker DeMarcus Walker also concluded the game with a sustained calf injury.
The depleted Broncos couldn’t finish the job as they narrowly fell to the Steelers on a 26-21 loss. Broncos fans will have to hope for the best regarding Courtland Sutton’s injury situation in the coming days.
For now, they will continue to take the field with an undermanned roster as they go up against the stacked Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 27.