The Denver Broncos’ backfield took a major hit on Thursday, as Mike Boone needed to be carted off the field because of a lower-body injury. Fortunately, it sounds like Boone will be able to return to the field later this year.
According to Mike Klis of 9News, the Broncos are expected to be without Boone for 4-6 weeks because of a quad injury. That’s not bad considering Boone was recently carted off the field.
Klis pointed out that Boone was having a “terrific” camp. Whether or not this injury will affect Boone’s chances of making the 53-man roster is unknown at this time.
Denver signed Boone to a two-year contract in March. Prior to suffering the injury, he was competing with Melvin Gordon, Royce Freeman and Javonte Williams for playing time.
The current depth chart for the Broncos lists Boone as the third-string option at running back. Freeman will most likely move up to the No. 3 spot during Boone’s absence.
Per source: Following MRI, it’s been determined Broncos RB Mike Boone will be out 4-6 weeks with quad injury. No surgery. Could have been worse. Boone was having terrific camp. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) August 13, 2021
In three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Boone had 71 carries for 379 yards and four touchdowns.
One of the reasons why Boone signed with the Broncos this offseason is because the team’s current general manager, George Paton, used to be an assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel for the Vikings. The two sides know what to expect from each other.
Boone could potentially be ready for the start of the regular season, but that’s if his rehab goes as smooth as possible.