The Denver Broncos special teams unit and wide receiver group will be short-handed for at least one or two more weeks. According to Mike Klis of 9News Denver, wide receiver Cody Latimer underwent a blood injection procedure in his right knee last week.
ST standout Cody Latimer had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure on knee during bye. Feeling better but out another week or 2. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 9, 2017
Latimer has been battling patella tendinitis in his right knee since the start of training camp, but fought through the pain to play in Denver’s first three games. The former Indiana Hoosiers player tweaked his knee against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, and he was inactive for the team’s Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders.
The treatment Latimer underwent is known as a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure, which, according to Klis, typically requires three to four weeks to fully recover.
While the Broncos won’t necessarily miss Latimer in their passing attack, their special teams unit will suffer from his absence. The former second-round pick is is arguably the best punt-coverage gunner in the league, and he also is averaging 28.4 yards per kickoff return, which ranks second in the NFL behind Cordarrelle Patterson of the Oakland Raiders and his 29.9 yards per return.
Latimer could return in time for the Broncos’ Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
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