[NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos] November 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Willis McGahee Has Torn MCL, Fractured Leg; Will Miss Six To Eight Weeks


There is some bad news for the Denver Broncos as they begin to prepare for next week’s match up against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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.

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.

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