Updated: October 13, 2014, 7:08 PM ET

Jeff Legwold
| ESPN.com

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The star-crossed season for Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan continued Monday.

The team’s leading tackler in 2013, who missed six weeks after suffering a crack at the top of his left tibia in training camp, is on the sideline again after he suffered another fracture — this time above the knee — on the defense’s second play from scrimmage in Sunday’s win over the New York Jets.

The Broncos believed, after a preliminary exam Sunday at MetLife Stadium, that Trevathan had not injured any of the ligaments in the knee, but X-rays gave them some indication of the injury. He was evaluated further on Monday morning.

“He has a crack, just above the knee, on his left leg,” coach John Fox said Monday afternoon. “Same leg, but nothing even remotely the same as the last injury. We’ll just take it one day at a time.”

Trevathan stayed on the ground following a 15-yard completion from Geno Smith to Eric Decker early in the first quarter. The Broncos’ medical staff briefly examined his left knee on the field and took him to the locker room. He did not return to the game.

Asked if the latest injury could be related to Trevathan’s previous fracture, Fox said: “Really kind of a movement that caused it, but like in completely different area. Low front last time; high on the side this time.”

After Trevathan suffered his initial injury during an Aug. 12 training camp practice, he returned to the practice field, on a limited basis, in his sixth week of recovery. He missed all four of the Broncos’ preseason games as well as the first three games of the regular …read more