Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos running back, suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist, and this is difficult news for the second-year running back who had to undergo two knee surgeries during his time on the field with the Utah Utes. However, it is expected that Booker will be able to return to the team in time for the season opener. Booker has been nursing this injury since the beginning of spring.
Devontae Booker is expected to miss up to 6-8 weeks after he hurt his wrist during OTAs. Shortly after Booker’s injury, it was undetermined if Devontae Booker would need surgery on his wrist. However, it was eventually determined that Booker will need to have wrist surgery. Booker was expected to fight for the starting running back position that is currently being held by C.J. Anderson.
It is expected that the Denver Broncos will place Devontae Booker on the PUP(Physically Unable to Perform) list. The Denver Broncos have a variety of versatile athletes, and Booker is one of those players. Booker had a productive rookie season after racking up 612 yards in rushing, which resulted in four touchdowns. Booker played in 16 games, and started six games after starting running back C.J. Anderson went down with an injury.
With Booker’s wrist injury, this opens the door for C.J. Anderson, Juwan Thompson, and 4x Pro Bowler Jamaal Charles to split time at the running back position. Devontae Booker’s absence will also open the door for De’Angelo Henderson and Bernard Pierce.
Typically, after a wrist fracture surgery, one can expect to wear a fixed cast or a splint for 2 weeks. One’s wrist will be placed in a removable splint for an additional four weeks. As for Booker, it is expected that Booker’s surgery and recovery will go well and that he will be ready to play in the season opener that will be against the Los Angeles Chargers.