Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams suffered significant knee damage on Sunday and is done for the season, multiple outlets reported Monday.
NFL Network reported Williams has multiple ligament tears, including the ACL and lateral collateral ligament.
Williams initially was helped off the field after the first play of the third quarter but soon was carted from the Denver sideline to the locker room.
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett said after the 32-23 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders that Williams and edge rusher Randy Gregory (knee) would undergo MRIs.
Williams is Denver’s leading rusher with 204 yards on 47 carries. He had 28 on 10 carries Sunday before exiting. He also ranks second on the Broncos with 16 receptions.
Williams was a second-round pick (35th overall) out of North Carolina in 2021.
Mike Boone (20 yards) and Melvin Gordon (8) received three carries each against the Raiders. Gordon lost a fumble that Las Vegas’ Amik Robertson returned 68 yards for a touchdown.
Gordon has fumbled four times this season, losing two. He has 139 yards and one touchdown on 37 carries.
The Broncos (2-2) host the Indianapolis Colts (1-1-2) on Thursday night.
–Field Level Media