Jamal Carter tears hamstring, season-ending surgery recommended

Dec 31, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive back Jamal Carter (20) blocks a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris (84) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

As reported Monday morning by multiple sources, Denver Broncos safety Jamal Carter tore his hamstring in Saturday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings and surgery to repair the tear is recommended, first reported by Mike Klis of 9News.

Carter provided depth for the Broncos in his rookie season, playing in all 16 games and  recording 11 tackles and a pass deflection, while making the most of his opportunities towards the end of the season, recording multiple tackles in the final three Broncos games in 2017.

Carter will get a second opinion after his diagnosed torn hamstring per Klis, an injury he suffered in the second quarter of the Broncos first preseason game while making a tackle on a ball carrier.

Carter took to Twitter, saying this is just a bump in the road and he has trust in God, followed up with the hashtag #BounceBack20.

Carter is expected to be out for the season as the Broncos shuffle the deck at safety, which could provide more opportunities for Dymonte Thomas or Trey Marshall as the Broncos look for replacement depth.