Broncos Get Terrible Injury News on Rookie Albert Okwuegbunam

Jason Schandl
Albert Okwuegbunam's injury update is bad news for the Broncos.
Albert Okwuegbunam's injury update is bad news for the Broncos. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos' 2020 injuries woes just continue to pile up. The latest loss is rookie tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, who was just reported to be done for the season with a torn ACL.

A hyped-up prospect whose draft stock skyrocketed at the NFL combine, Okwuegbunam stepped in and saw his first NFL action in Week 7.

He racked up 14 targets across his first three games before exiting with the injury in his fourth game on Sunday against the Falcons.

The 22-year-old wasn't seeing a ton of playing time, but in his absence, expect Nick Vannett to get a bit more work as the Broncos No. 2 tight end behind Noah Fant.

As injuries continue to pile up, FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL futures odds have the Broncos more likely to somehow land Trevor Lawrence (+1500) than to win the AFC Championship (+21000).

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