Danny Trevathan injury: Broncos LB carted off practice field Wednesday

Doug Pensinger

The 4-0 Broncos may have suffered a big loss on Wednesday after one of their starting outside linebackers had to be helped off of the field due to a knee injury.

Broncos weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan was carted off of the field on Wednesday with a knee injury, according to Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer. The extent of the injury is not yet known.

Trevathan played sparingly as a rookie last season, appearing in all 16 games and recording 30 tackles and a sack, but has started all four games this year and recorded 4 tackles and an interception against Joe Flacco and the Ravens in Week 1. He has helped give the defense a major boost in the absence of the suspended Von Miller, as Denver has started off the season 4-0 for the seventh time in franchise history.

Steven Johnson, a second-year player that went undrafted out of Kansas in 2012 and scored a touchdown against the Eagles in Week 4 on a blocked punt, is currently listed as the backup to Levathan. Johnson has thus far in his career played almost exclusively on special teams.

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