Former Penn State star KJ Hamler suffers gruesome injury in Jets-Broncos game
Former Penn State star KJ Hamler suffered a potentially serious knee injury during Denver’s game against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon.
He appeared to land awkwardly on his left leg as he went up for a pass from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Here’s a replay:
Geez. Here's the Hamler replay. Left leg/knee. Planted awkwardly on it.
Sutton out all of last year. Jeudy's already out this year. Broncos WRs have been cursed with injuries these last two years. #BroncosCountry pic.twitter.com/VhrazmDo5w
— Richie Cozzolino (@RichieCozz) September 26, 2021
Hamler is in his second season in the NFL. He had a solid rookie season for the Broncos and looked poised to take on an even bigger role in the offense this season.
However, he hadn’t quite broken out yet this year. He entered this game with 4 catches and 46 yards through the first two games of the season.
Still, Hamler’s speed is a big weapon that Denver was planning to utilize this season. He averaged 12.7 yards per reception as a rookie in 2020.
Hamler immediately went to the locker room for more evaluation on his injured knee, per reports from Denver. It’s currently unclear how bad the injury is or how long he’ll be sidelined.
The Broncos have a 20-0 lead over the Jets mid-way through the 3rd quarter.