The Denver Broncos lost linebacker Danny Trevathan for four to eight weeks at practice Tuesday morning. Trevathan was taken off the field after going to the ground and being rolled over by backup center Will Montgomery during the full pad practice.

Trevathan led the Broncos last season in tackles with 124 and is one of the main keys to Jack Del Rio’s defensive scheme this season. The Broncos has yet to commit on the injury but Trevathan will have a MRI this afternoon on his knee.

Trevathan told ESPN:

"They told me that my ACL and MCL are fine, but that I have a fracture in my knee," The doctor told me I was going to be out four to eight weeks, but I told him four to six. I'm not tripping. I will bounce back. I'm a soldier."

While there doesn’t seem to be any damage to Trevathan’s ACL or MCL it is believed that he did suffer a fracture to his kneecap. The Broncos had high hopes for the weak side linebacker whom they felt could have a potential Pro Bowl season this year.

[ESPN]