This offseason has not been great for the Denver Broncos in terms of their luck. It started with Tim Patrick, one of the best players on the offense being sidelined for the rest of the year after tearing his ACL during practice and having to be carted off. It definitely was not a good day overall to be a fan of the Broncos.

Then the same day, Damarea Crockett, the Broncos’ backup running back tore his ACL the same day.

Now Broncos fans have received some more bad news after the joint practice with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, just before their first preseason game.

Broncos’ Gordon out for preseason week one

Before the joint practice started, everyone noticed that Gordon was not out on the field or at practice in general. Later, head coach Nathaniel Hackett informed the media why.

“Yeah, so he’s just got a foot contusion right now, so we just kind of evaluate him. We didn’t know what was going on, we just wanted to make sure we were good. It’s just a contusion so we are being smart with him,” head coach Nathaniel Hackett told reporters on Thursday.

While a foot contusion is definitely not the worst injury that could happen, it isn’t something to be pumped up about. It won’t really affect his play long-term, but it will set him back at camp.

Gordon will likely not play on Saturday against the Cowboys due to a minor injury, but he may miss a few practices as well. It is something that will definitely need to be monitored from here on out over the next week or so.

This will give some younger guys in the running back room some chances on Saturday to showcase their skills. Watch for Tyreik McAllister, max Borghi, and Mike Boone to all get some valuable reps on Saturday.

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