Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis was absent from the team’s final minicamp practice Thursday to have his knee scoped to determine the severity and cause of pain he’s experienced, an NFL source confirmed.
Gotsis practiced Wednesday and had participated in all of the team’s offseason program prior to missing Thursday’s workout.
The second-year lineman who spent the early part of his rookie season recovering from a torn ACL is expected to see a larger role on the defensive line this season. He, along with many others on the line, added about 20 pounds of muscle in the offseason in anticipation and earned praises of his coaches and his teammates for his improvement thus far.
“They say it takes you a year to get back to yourself coming off of an ACL injury,” defensive coordinator Joe Woods said Wednesday. “Last year when he came in, he was coming off that ACL and I don’t feel like he had the opportunity to train physically in the offseason and get prepared for his rookie season. When you look at him now, he looks like a new person. I watch him through drills. He has great athleticism for his size and he’s built like a superhero. He’s doing great things for us right now.”
The Broncos expect to know more about his injury and expected recovery in the coming days.