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Initially, Willis McGahee thought the injury he suffered in Week 11 wasn't too severe. Then, despite a 6-8 week prognosis, he hoped to return in time for the playoffs.
Unfortunately for him, he was wrong on both counts.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Wednesday that the Broncos placed McGahee on injured reserve, ending the veteran running back's season.
The 31-year-old sustained a torn MCL and leg fracture during last Sunday's win over the Chargers. Though he won't require surgery -- only a significant amount of time off his feet -- there's no chance he would've returned to the field in 2012.
It's a big blow to both the Broncos and McGahee, who was putting together a spectacular campaign with 731 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
Going forward, Denver will employ a committee attack featuring rookie Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and former first-round pick Knowshon Moreno.
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On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos placed running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve, the team announced via Twitter.
Per CBA rules, the Broncos placed McGahee on IR with a designation for return, meaning he may be able to play again this season. In six weeks from today, McGahee will be allowed to practice with the team again—he will be allowed to play again in eight weeks...
Even though the Denver Broncos placed running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve, they put him on the designation to return list in hopes that he’ll be back in time for the AFC Championship game. Of course they’re being optimistic that they’ll make it that far this season.
IR for Willis McGahee expected as @jayglazer reported. But it would be with designation to return...
Willis McGahee has been placed on recallable injured reserve by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos.
The Broncos (7-3) put their 31-year-old running back on the list Wednesday, meaning he can return to practice after missing the final six regular-season games and play in a game after missing two more.
That would bring Denver up to the AFC title game.
McGahee tore the medical collateral...
Denver’s backfield was dealt a tough blow on Monday afternoon. Coach John Fox announced that starting running back Willis McGahee suffered a torn medial collateral ligament and compression fracture in his right knee against San Diego on Sunday.
“Willis McGahee did have a ligament tear,” said Fox. ”It’s non-surgical. He’s not on IR at this point. Obviously...
If the Broncos are to make a serious push into the postseason, they'll do so sans their top rusher.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Willis McGahee sustained a torn MCL and fractured leg during Sunday's win over the Chargers. The veteran running back will miss 6-8 weeks.
McGahee went down in the second quarter...
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Broncos RB Willis McGahee has been placed on the injured/reserved list with the designated to return tag.
McGahee tore his MCL and broke his leg in the Broncos week 11 game and is currently expected to miss 6-8 weeks which would place his return sometime around the AFC Championship.
RB Ronnie Hillman has been praised by the Broncos coaching...
RB Ronnie Hillman (Denver)
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Willis McGahee is going to be out an extended period of time and possibly the season with a broken leg and torn MCL. Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball will split carries in his absence, but Hillman has by far the most upside of the bunch. He led the duo in carries 12 to 6 against San Diego after McGahee went down and the 3rd round...
Gronkowski will miss an extended period after suffering a fractured forearm in New England's win over Indianapolis. The Pro Bowl tight end underwent surgery to fix the break Monday morning. The good news is bone tissue is able to repair itself back to its original integrity and the inserted hardware will insure the mending bone is properly aligned. Unfortunately...
Ronnie Hillman (Denver Broncos)With Willis McGahee out at least 6 weeks, Ronnie Hillman steps into the picture as a potentially solid replacement. We don’t know how much of a time-share he will have with Lance Ball, but I think Hillman is the back who comes out on top in the last few weeks. Peyton Manning knows when to run the ball, and running backs have typically done pretty...
If only Lance Ball could have found the umpire faster, Matt Prater might just have written his name in the record books.
The Denver Broncos had crossed midfield and Prater was all set to try a 67-yard field goal right before halftime in their 30-23 win over San Diego, but the clock ran out before the umpire could spot the ball for Peyton Manning to spike.
Oh well, maybe next time...
Welcome to the Week 12 edition of our weekly look at fantasy running back committees. In this space, we'll look at recent performances and attempt to read the backfield tea leaves to help you with lineup decisions. We'll post this article each Tuesday, and offer updates in our fantasy coverage throughout the week, including in the Friday morning edition of the FOX Sports...
The most devastating fantasy football injuries to date came the week of the trade deadline in most fantasy football leagues.
Fantasy stud tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm while protecting for an extra point and is out 4-6 weeks. Solid starter Willis McGahee tore his MCL and is out 6-8 weeks. LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion and is likely to miss at least one...
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