The Broncos suffered a huge loss Wednesday as top wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders went down with a torn Achilles at the team’s practice. He will miss the rest of the season.
WR Emmanuel Sanders has an Achilles injury and will miss the rest of the season.
RT to join us in wishing him a speedy recovery. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/BUkWCSxdIm
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 5, 2018
Sanders was helped off the field and didn’t put any weight on his left leg as he was taken into the locker room for further evaluation, per The Gazette of Colorado Springs.
The injury happened early in practice as he went down during passing drills. Sanders slipped when he was making a cut on a short route and there wasn’t anyone around him, 9News reported.
According to NFL Media, Denver claimed former Bills receiver Andre Holmes later Wednesday.
Sanders has made a significant impact this season for the Broncos’ offense as he has 71 receptions, almost twice as many as his nearest teammate, for a team-high 868 yards and four touchdowns through 12 games.
The Broncos (6-6) have climbed back into the AFC playoff discussion with a three-game winning streak that they put on the line Sunday against the 49ers in San Francisco.