Javonte Williams Injury Could Lead To A Lengthy Sideline

Williams hurt his knee in Sunday's 32–23 loss to the Raiders. First play of the third quarter, Maxx Crosby tackled him.

The 22-year-old, the Broncos' leading rusher with 176 yards in three games, couldn't put full weight on his injured leg and had to be carted off.

Williams left the game on crutches, and Hackett feared he'd be out for a while. Williams needs scans on Monday, he said.

"We're still evaluating," Hackett said. "We want to make sure we get MRIs so we can see what's going on."

Russell Wilson, who is the quarterback for the Broncos, said, "Seeing Javonte go down hurt. I hope he'll be fine."

In Sunday's game, Williams ran 10 times for 28 yards. This season, he has caught 16 passes for 76 yards, which makes him the second-best receiver for the Broncos.

Williams has carried the ball 47 times for 204 yards this season, and he has 16 catches for 76 yards.

As soon as Williams went down with his injury, Mike Boone came in to replace Williams in the Broncos' lineup.

Melvin Gordon III and Williams split time in the first three games, but Gordon fumbled and Amik Robertson returned it 68 yards for a touchdown.