Well, this one came out of nowhere.
Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has been ruled out of Sunday’s game by coach Josh McDaniels, according to the team’s official Twitter feed. Right tackle Ryan Harris is also out.
Moreno’s news comes as a surprise because he wasn’t even listed on the team’s injury report the last two days. Moreno “sustained a little something he will not be able to play through this week,” according to McDaniels via MaxDenver.com.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports Moreno was hurt in practice Friday, which is odd because it’s a walkthrough. Correll Buckhalter and new addition Laurence Maroney will take over against Indianapolis.
Maroney looks poised to make his Broncos debut after fully practicing Thursday. Moreno was averaging only 2.9 yards-per-carry on 39 tries in the first two weeks.
McDaniels is optimistic cornerbacks Andre Goodman and Champ Bailey will suit up.