Broncos linebacker injures knee colliding with sideline staffer


Denver Broncos linebacker Aaron Patrick suffered a knee injury after he collided with a staff member on the sideline during Monday's game. 

Patrick was attempting to make a tackle in overtime while chasing Los Angeles Chargers punt returner DeAndre Carter towards the Broncos' sideline. After Carter ran out of bounds, Patrick's momentum carried him onto the sideline, where he was unable to stop himself from colliding with a staffer holding a clipboard, sending both to the ground.  

Carter, whose left foot appeared to plant awkwardly on a black mat on the sideline, remained down while the seemingly unscathed staffer gathered his papers and got back to his feet.

Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett mentioned Patrick during his postgame injury update but provided no further information.

Patrick, a 25-year-old outside linebacker, is in his second season, having made eight tackles over 12 games as a rookie with Denver.

The Broncos went on to lose 19-16 to the Chargers after a muffed punt set up a game-winning 39-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins.  

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