Denver Broncos WR K.J. Hamler recently underwent surgery after suffering a partially torn pec while training on his own, as per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.
Hamler is looking at a recovery timeline of four to six months, which means he has an outside chance of being ready around the start of training camp in late July.
The 23-year-old Hamler played in only seven games last season. He missed four games as a rookie and 14 in 2021 because of a torn ACL and a hip injury. Before he suffered an injury in 2022, his name came up in trade talks.
In 2022, Hamler caught seven passes for 165 yards receiving and no touchdowns. In three seasons with the Broncos, the speedster has played in just 23 games, earning 42 catches for 620 yards and three touchdowns (all three scores coming in his rookie year).
Hamler’s injury may make the Broncos less likely to trade wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, who had reportedly been the subject of trade discussions.
Broncos WRs K.J. Hamler and Jerry Jeudy. Photo courtsey of Mile High Sports