Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Report: KJ Hamler Tore ACL, Will Miss Rest Of Denver Broncos’ Season

KJ Hamler’s second year in the NFL has reportedly come to an early end.

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the former Penn State football standout tore his ACL in the Denver Broncos’ week three tilt with the New York Jets. Hamler was forced out of the game in the second quarter after he awkwardly landed on his left leg while laying out for a pass.

Hamler was helped off the field by Denver’s training staff, which quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game shortly thereafter.

Now without Hamler, the Broncos’ pass-catching corps is quickly dwindling. Jerry Jeudy, formerly Denver’s top option, remains on injured reserve following a week one injury, leaving most of the heavy lifting to receiver Courtland Sutton and tight end Noah Fant for now.

Hamler ended his 2021 season with five catches for 74 yards under his belt. To date, he’s racked up 35 catches for 455 yards and three touchdowns in his young NFL career.

His recovery will be tough, but Hamler’s injury comes early enough in the season that a return before Denver’s 2022 season opener isn’t out of the question. Former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley tore his ACL in week two of the 2020 NFL season and managed to return in time for the next season.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State with distinction in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
55.3kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links

No. 11 Penn State Survives, Downs Northwestern 17-7

The Nittany Lions grinded through some ugly weather to advance to 5-0 on the season.

No. 11 Penn State Survives, Downs Northwestern 17-7

The Nittany Lions grinded through some ugly weather to advance to 5-0 on the season.

Gameday Coverage: No. 11 Penn State vs. Northwestern

Get ready for some ugly weather in Happy Valley.

Staff Predictions: No. 11 Penn State vs. Northwestern

Our staffers believe Penn State will remain undefeated in conference play after Saturday’s contest.

 
Send this to a friend