The Denver Broncos announced on Thursday that tight end Jake Butt had suffered a torn ACL during walk-throughs. It’s the third time that he has torn an ACL, but the first time on his left knee.
Butt is expected to be placed on IR in the next couple of days, ending his season.
Via Denver Broncos:
Tight end Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Thursday’s practice and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018 season, the team announced.
The Broncos are expected to place Butt on injured reserve in the coming days and will be able to add a player to their 53-man roster.
“Jake has worked his tail off to recover from his previous injuries, and we feel terrible for him,” Head Coach Vance Joseph said in a statement. “He’s a great kid who’s developed into a very good football player. We have no doubt Jake will come back stronger than ever.”
Jake’s ACLs are trying to tell him something. If he doesn’t listen now, he’ll pay for it when he’s older. But he will likely be paying for other things when he’s older too.