Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee continues to hold
out hope that he’ll be healthy enough o play if his team is able to advance to
the AFC title game or Super Bowl, reports The Associated Press.
"This isn't my first rodeo for a knee," McGahee
said Monday, as the Broncos started preparing for their divisional playoff game
Saturday against Baltimore. "I've been through a lot worse."
McGahee was the Broncos’ primary running back over the first
half of the season, but he went down with a knee injury in the second quarter
during a home game against the San Diego Chargers in November. Even missing the
remaining games, the veteran finished the regular season as the team’s leading
rusher with 731 yards.
His injury landed him on the recallable injured reserve list, and he said his rehab continues to go well. However, McGahee isn’t sure
when he’ll be healthy enough to return to practice.
In place of McGahee the Broncos have gone with former
first-round draft pick Knowshon Moreno, who’s rushed for 525 yards over his six
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