Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick made an acrobatic catch and came down with an apparent knee injury on Tuesday.
According to multiple reports, the wideout was carted off the practice field. During team drills, the lanky Patrick went up for a ball, came down without contact, and his knee buckled. Teammates surrounded the receiver as he was helped to the cart.
The severity of the knee injury is unknown at this point. Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett told reporters Tuesday that Patrick is undergoing an MRI.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported there is a concern within the franchise that Patrick, along with running back Damarea Crockett, suffered significant knee injuries Tuesday. (Editor's note: Patrick suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season.)
At 6-foot-4, Patrick has developed into a playmaking boundary receiver and could have seen an uptick as a big-slot in first-year coach Nathaniel Hackett's offense.
Patrick generated 53 receptions, 734 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2021, leading the team in receiving touchdowns. The Utah product has earned 50-plus catches, 700-plus receiving yards and five-plus TDs in each of the last two seasons.
The Broncos are deeper than most teams at the receiver position, but losing Patrick for any significant time if the injury turns out to be severe would be a massive blow in the first week of training camp.