Denver Broncos tailback Knowshon Moreno will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at Kansas City on Sunday.
Coach John Fox said surgery is planned in the near future. One of the options to fill Moreno's place on the roster could be to promote Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad.
Moreno left the game late in the opening quarter when he was tackled near the sideline after a 22-yard run. Moreno, a first-round pick out of Georgia, has rushed for 179 yards on 37 carries this season. He also has 11 catches for 101 yards and one score.
Although Willis McGahee tweaked his hamstring Sunday, Fox said he could be ready Thursday night when Denver hosts the New York Jets.