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NFL Agent 'Disturbed' By Unfortunate Injury On Monday Night

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Broncos linebacker Aaron Patrick suffered an extremely unlucky injury on Monday Night Football when he tore his ACL.

It sounds like his agent is trying to get to the bottom of how it happened.

Patrick injured his knee when he ran out of bounds while chasing Los Angeles Chargers punt returner DeAndre Carter. He ran into a bystander on the sideline and, while attempting to avoid the contact, stepped on a strip of carpet. 

Lamont Smith, Patrick's agent, told Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network that his cleat got caught in the carpet, causing his left knee to buckle.

"Aaron Patrick’s agent, Lamont Smith, said via text: 'I was very disturbed about the way the injury occurred with the carpet being on the sideline like that. His cleat got lodged in the carpet trying to avoid the media person.'” -- Tom Pelissero

The fluke injury represented a brutal break for Patrick, a second-year player out of Eastern Kentucky who has played almost exclusively on special teams.

Could Patrick and Smith try to sue SoFi Stadium or the Chargers as a result? It wouldn't be unprecedented.

Former running back Reggie Bush sued the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis after he slipped on a concrete surface beyond the sideline and tore his meniscus in 2015. Three years later, the Rams had to pay him $12.5 million. 

The Rams are owned by Stan Kroenke, who has since relocated the franchise to Los Angeles and commissioned SoFi Stadium, which also hosts the Chargers.

Whatever happens on the legal front, here's to hoping Patrick makes a full recovery.