Wrist injury will put running back Booker on PUP to begin training camp
Broncos running back Devontae Booker is expected to go on the physically unable to perform list with a wrist injury and will miss at least six weeks, an NFL source confirmed.
According to one source, Booker suffered a hairline fracture. He was injured late in organized team activities in June, and it continued to bother him upon reporting to training camp Wednesday.
Booker can be removed from the PUP at any point before the start of the regular season but cannot go back on the list once he practices. Should he need longer than six weeks to recover, he will miss the Broncos’ season opener against the Chargers on Sept. 11.
Entering his second season, Booker is expected to play a vital role in the backfield with veteran C.J. Anderson. As a rookie, Booker led the Broncos with 174 carries, 612 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns, taking the lead when Anderson went down with a meniscus injury seven games into the season.
Wednesday, the day before the start of training camp, coach Vance Joseph said Booker and Anderson would share most of the first- and second-team reps with Juwan Thompson, while Jamaal Charles would bounce among first-, secondand third-team reps as he continues to work his way back to full speed.
Booker’s absence, however, creates opportunity for Thompson, rookie De’Angelo Henderson and veteran Bernard Pierce to see more work.