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Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee has a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter and a fracture in his leg, reported by NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer.
New England not only team to take hit: @mortreportand I reporting Broncos RB Willis McGahee has a torn MCL, will miss six to eight weeks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2012
The Broncos' leading rusher suffered the injury after San Diego cornerback Quintin Jammer struck him in the knee with his helmet.
With McGahee out, Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball will share snaps at the tailback position.
The Broncos also have Knowshon Moreno on their 53-man roster and Jeremiah Johnson on their practice squad.
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Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee exited yesterday’s
win over the San Diego Chargers in the first half with a knee injury, reports
John Clayton of ESPN.
McGahee isn't coming back. Officially ruled out because of his knee injury.
— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 18, 2012
Following the game coach John Fox told reporters that
McGahee had experienced...
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...
Time to shine Juan…
Well, the news just broke that Willis McGahee has a torn MCL and fractured lower leg and will be out anywhere between 4-8 weeks. Essentially ending his fantasy season. The Broncos will most likely use a committee with Ball and Hillman, but the upside grab is Hillman.
Ball is just a guy. Hillman has shown explosiveness in his limited time spelling McGahee...
Pickups of the WeekRonnie Hillman, RB, Broncos (0.9 percent owned in ESPN Standard 10-Man Leagues)Week 11 stats: 12 carries, 43 yards, 2 rec, 16 yardsWith Willis McGahee out 6-8 weeks with an MCL tear, the Broncos second round pick will get a chance to prove his draft status. His next 5 opponents (@KC, TB, @Oak, @Balt, Cle) currently rank 21st or worse against opposing RBs. Lance...
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Percent owned (ESPN): 0.9%
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...
Not only does Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee have a torn MCL, he also has a fracture in his leg, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
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
With McGahee out 6-8 weeks, he likely won’t be back...
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1) Ronnie Hillman DEN RB – 59 Total Yards 0 TD
With Willis McGahee going down for at least 6 weeks, Ronnie Hillman should take over as the feature back in Denver. Should produce similar numbers to what McGahee was producing.
2) Jalen Parmele JAC RB – 83 Total yards 0 TD
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