Starting running back Willis McGahee injured his knee in the second quarter of the team’s win over the San Diego Chargers. McGahee underwent a MRI today to get an official diagnosis on the injury and it was not what the Broncos were hoping to hear.
McGahee suffered a torn MCL, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He will be out at least six to eight weeks because of the injury.
On top of the torn MCL, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that McGahee suffered a fracture in his leg.
On top of Willis MaGahee’s torn MCL @mortreport reported on, he also has a fracture in the leg, which adds to why he’s out 6-8 weeks
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 19, 2012
In McGahee’s absence, back up running backs Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball split carries and ran for a combined 78 yards. They will continue to carry the bulk of the load with the veteran rusher gracing the sidelines.
It will be a blow to the Denver Broncos offensive attack, but there are two words to remember as we keep them listed as the favorites to run away with the AFC West — Peyton Manning.