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KUSA - Denver Broncos Linebacker Danny Trevathan will miss six to eight weeks with a lower leg fracture, more specifically known as a left medial tibial impaction fracture.

The Broncos linebacker suffered the injury in Tuesday morning's practice, marking the first serious injury in Broncos training camp.

It's strange to call a fracture good news, but Trevathan's time away will be much shorter with a break than an ACL injury.

Brandon Marshall is expected to step in for Trevathan, but his initial thoughts were with his friend.

"It was tough. Danny's one of my good friends. It was hard to see that, but we're all praying for him and hoping that he'll be OK. Initially I was like, 'OK, he'll be alright.' But then the way he was kind of scrambling on the ground, I was like, 'Man, I hope he's OK.' So we're going to pray for him, but I think he'll be alright."

Quarterback Peyton Manning also talked about the first big injury of training camp.

"You just hate it. You hate it in a game when you see that, and you hate it out here in practice. Our prayers are with Danny. We're praying for positive results, and hopefully he is OK. He is an important part of our football team."

Trevathan said his ACL and MCL are fine, but at this point, it looks like he'll miss the first three games of the regular season, returning after the bye week.

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