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Sterns (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Sterns suffered a torn patellar tendon in the season opener against the Raiders. The safety will be eligible to return from injured reserve after four weeks, but Sterns' injury is likely to be season-ending.
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Sterns is expected to be out for the season after suffering a torn patellar tendon during a 17-16 loss to the Raiders on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Sterns needed to be carted off the field after suffering the injury and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Entering his third season, the Texas product was expected to play a more significant role this season; however, it appears he'll be sidelined for it instead. His absence could lead to increased roles for Delarrin Turner-Yell and JL Skinner at safety.
Sterns was carted off the field and won't return due to a knee injury, Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette reports.
It's never a good sign when a player is immediately ruled out after being carted off, but the severity of the injury remains unclear. Delarrin Turner-Yell is the only healthy safety behind Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons.
Sterns (hip), who is bouncing back from injury, is holding his own throughout Broncos' OTAs, Chad Jensen of Sports Illustrated reports.
Sterns missed the final 12 games of the 2022 NFL season with the injury but has since had the offseason to move past the issue. He's been touted by All-Pro teammate, Justin Simmons, who told reporters that "Caden has looked really good... He's been taking care of his body really well." Expect the 2021 fifth-round pick to compete with veteran safety Kareem Jackson for a key safety role alongside Simmons under new head coach Sean Payton.