Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas hit the turf and stayed there for several moments in the second quarter of his team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Rotoworld's Evan Silva tweeted out his take on the injury:
After deep shot down the left sideline, #Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas came up lame with apparent knee or ankle injury.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) November 4, 2012
Luckily, the concern that it might be a serious knee injury quickly evaporated.
USA Today's Lindsay Jones tells us why:
Took a while for trainers to get Demaryius up off the grass. He's walking off now on his own, no major limp.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) November 4, 2012
With no carts or even shoulder to lean on, it became safe to assume the lower-body injury was not overly serious.
In fact, Thomas went to the sideline, quickly talked with the staff and went back in the game. He has not caught a pass since returning, but it has only been a few offensive plays.
It remains to be seen if this injury will hinder Thomas in this game. He's certainly not noticeably limping. However, he will also have to deal with the possibility that whatever he injured stiffens up during the approaching halftime.
Denver will keep its fingers crossed that its dynamic wideout is healthy. He's having a fantastic season catching passes from Peyton Manning. Through seven games in 2012, he's recorded 39 catches for 679 yards and four touchdowns.
Keep it tuned here for updates on the Broncos' star receiver's situation.