Broncos’ KJ Hamler tears pectoral muscle and will miss several months, source says
KJ Hamler just can’t shake bad injury luck.
The fourth-year wide receiver recently tore his pectoral muscle while training alone away from Broncos facilities, a source confirmed to The Post Thursday morning. He is looking at a rehab schedule of four to six months, the shorter end of which would put him in good shape for the start of training camp in late July.
The NFL Network first reported Hamler’s injury.
The former Penn State standout and the Broncos’ 2020 second-round pick had just returned to full health after a hamstring injury and the resulting aggravation cost him the final nine games of the 2022 season. Hamler missed most of the 2021 season with a serious knee and hip injury and rehabilitation continued through training camp last summer. He played 40 snaps in Denver’s season opener at Seattle, but was then inactive in Week 2.
Slowly he got back into shape and made the biggest play of his season – a 46-yard catch that launched a game-winning touchdown in London against Jacksonville – as the Broncos entered their bye week.
He suffered a hamstring injury in practice ahead of Denver’s first game after the break, and never returned to the field after aggravating the injury a few weeks later.
Overall, Hamler has only played 11 games over the past two seasons. He is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract.
Wilson’s knee endoscope. Denver quarterback Russell Wilson underwent minor knee surgery after the team’s season ended in January, a source confirmed to the Post.
Wilson came in and out the same day and quickly resumed his normal training routine. He was on the injury report for three different issues in 2022 – his throwing shoulder, a hamstring and a season-ending concussion – but never a knee issue.
The offseason procedure should not impact his offseason schedule.
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