The Denver Broncos’ playoff push appears to have taken a serious hit today as WR Emmanuel Sanders got injured during practice. The news is bleak to say the least.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, Sanders is believed to have torn his Achilles tendon during practice. The team plans on conducting tests, but can reportedly tell already that it’s a torn Achilles.
Sanders is the Broncos’ leading receiver in all major categories – some of which are by a sizable margin.
He has 71 receptions for 868 yards and four TDs on the season.
Broncos believe that WR Emmanuel Sanders tore his Achilles during practice today, per source. Team usually can tell right away, but it will conduct tests on Sanders to confirm. But early belief is torn Achilles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2018
Sanders has been on pace for another 1,000 yard season, averaging 72.3 yards per game.
Sadly, durability has been a bit of an issue for Sanders during his career.
He has only played a full 16-game season three times in his nine-year NFL career, most recently in 2016.
Sanders recorded three-straight seasons of over 1,000 yards in his career, from 2014 to 2016.
2014 was arguably his best season when he recorded career-highs in yards (1,404), receptions (101), and TDs (9).