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C.J. Anderson’s knee surgery ‘a super success’ but return unclear

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Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee Thursday, could return in as little as four weeks, an unidentified source told ESPN on Friday.

Still, though Anderson himself said the surgery “was a super success,” he told 9News.com on Friday from his California hospital room, “I don’t know if I’m playing this season or if I’m out this season, but if you know anything about me I’m going to grind until I get back to the top of my game and be better than what I was before.”

Anderson’s surgeon, Dr. Arthur Ting, will consult with the Broncos’ medical team to come up with a rough estimate of Anderson’s recovery time. In the meantime, he’ll be off his feet for the next two to three weeks and at home in Vallejo, Calif., for part of that time.

However, if the Broncos place Anderson on injured reserve as early as Friday, he will be out of game action a minimum of eight weeks, under NFL rules. That would have him returning for the regular season’s final two games at the earliest: Dec. 25 against the Chiefs and Jan. 1 against the Raiders.

Meantime, rookie Devontae Booker is expected to start in Anderson’s place Sunday against the Chargers with Kapri Bibbs, who has four career carries in three seasons, as his backup.

“Book and Bibbs, I know they’ll hold it down,” Anderson told 9News.com. “They’ve got a lot of talent and we have coach (Eric) Studesville. … What he’s done for me, he’s going to do for Book and Kapri. He’s one of the best running back coaches in the game.”

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