NFL: Broncos lose WR Tim Patrick, RB Damarea Crockett to ACL injuries


Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick suffered a torn ACL and is out for the 2022 season.

The Broncos also lost running back Damarea Crockett during Tuesday’s practice. Crockett confirmed the injury in a Twitter post and vowed to be back stronger than ever.

This is the third straight summer the Broncos have lost a wide receiver to a torn ACL.

Patrick, 28, was hurt when he landed awkwardly after making a twisting, leaping catch.

Broncos players, including quarterback Russell Wilson, huddled around Patrick before he was carted to the locker room. Wide receiver KJ Hamler, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear in 2021, followed Patrick to the locker room to console him.

Patrick started all 16 games he played last season, catching 53 passes for 734 yards and five touchdowns.

In 55 games (37 starts) for the Broncos over the past four seasons, the Utah product has 143 catches for 2,009 yards and 12 touchdowns. He led Denver in TD receptions in each of the past two seasons.

Crockett, 24, rushed three times for seven yards in 12 games last season.

–Field Level Media

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