Broncos place C.J. Anderson on injured reserve

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos placed starting running back C.J. Anderson on injured reserve Friday, according to multiple reports.

Anderson had an arthroscopic procedure Thursday to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The surgery has been described as successful.

He was injured during the first quarter of Monday night’s win against the Houston Texans. Anderson remained in the game and rushed for 107 yards on 16 carries and he had one touchdown.

Anderson’s status on injured reserve means he cannot practice for at least six weeks and can’t play in a game for eight weeks. He’s hopeful he can return for the playoffs.

There is no timetable for Anderson’s return to action.

It looks like rookie Devontae Booker will step into the starting running back role when the Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

He had a good night as well on Monday, rushing for 83 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries.