COACH HACKETT: Losing Javonte "Breaks Your Heart"

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Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett looks on against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on September 12, 2022. (Photo: Steph Chambers/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

There's no getting around it for anyone associated with the Denver Broncos.

Losing running back Javonte Williams to a torn ACL is tough to see.

"It breaks your heart," head coach Nathaniel Hackett told Marty Lenz and Mike Rice Tuesday on Colorado's Morning News on KOA. "It does for him, first and foremost. It means so much to him. This is one of the rough parts of the game, having to deal with that stuff. He's unbelievably strong. He's in a good place and he's up for the task to get back."

Williams was injured in Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. His season ends after four games. The second-year running back finishes with 204 yards on 47 carries.

The Broncos signed veteran running back Latavius Murray off the New Orleans Saints practice squad.

"Anything we can do to add depth and get another guy in that room because it's a long season," Hackett said. "You need backs to be able to go in and out and help you out throughout the year. Very excited about Latavius and getting him here' I've know him for a long time. [He's another] good veteran leader to add to the offense."

Murray, 32, played in his first game of the season for the Saints last Sunday against the Vikings in London. He had 11 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one pass for eight yards.

Murray is in his tenth NFL season.

Coach Hackett also talked about the quick turnaround for Thursday's game against Indianapolis, Russell Wilson's availability, the progress of the offense and more.

Here is the full interview with Coach Hackett:

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