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Willis McGahee to miss 1-2 weeks after hand surgery

Denver Broncos' McGahee celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Cincinnati Bengals during their NFL football game in Denver Reuters

Willis McGahee’s quietly impressive comeback season has hit a detour.

A league source tells PFT that the Broncos running back will miss 1-2 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his hand.

The Tebows Broncos host Detroit this week, and will have to rely on Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball to carry the load in the backfield. It was telling that Ball received many of the carries Sunday after McGahee was hurt.

McGahee is tenth in the league in rushing yards with 456 on the ground.  Moreno and Ball have 56 yards apiece on the year.

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12 Responses to “Willis McGahee to miss 1-2 weeks after hand surgery”
  1. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 2:41 PM

    “Tebow spins and hands off to Tebow.”

  2. detroitrollin22 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:42 PM

    yesterday was a bad day for injuries

  3. mrplow3 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:43 PM

    And Tebow’s last weapon goes down…..

    Well it’s official. Tim Tebow now has unquestionably the worst offensive cast in the NFL.

  4. bmorelikeme says: Oct 24, 2011 2:44 PM

    As a Terp’s supporter it’s good to see Lance Ball’s name surface this season.

  5. steelchamps says: Oct 24, 2011 2:48 PM

    I’m first!

  6. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 3:00 PM

    What’s the chance that Tebow will develop a lightning quick 5-7 yard passing game and that Denver’s TEs and WRs will be able to catch the ball, say, like, before next Sunday?

  7. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 3:09 PM

    “Well it’s official. Tim Tebow now has unquestionably the worst offensive cast in the NFL.”

    Don’t you worry. Josh McDaniels is doing his best to bring that honor to the Rams.

  8. ravensfreak00 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:47 PM

    Good to know he’ll only be out 1-2 weeks. I kind of thought he would be out longer than that when the news broke about his hand.

  9. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 3:57 PM

    With the run game pretty much gone for a couple weeks, if you were the HC, would you consider playing Orton? Because I’m not confident at all that Tebow can replace the lost yardage with quick outs and shallow crosses. He could get sacked 15 times.

  10. cuda1234 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:38 PM

    Just another reason to change Tebow’s number to 45 and line him up in the backfield. Orton can throw, Tebow can run so put them out there together.

  11. sullijo1 says: Oct 24, 2011 4:44 PM

    I like the “Denver Tebows” – you can call them that….no need to strike it out.

    Anybody know when Hanukkah is this year?

  12. flyeaglefly says: Oct 24, 2011 4:49 PM

    let’s see…take
    Tim Tebow + Detriot Pass Rush (-) Willis McGahee (-) Brandon Lloyd = you do the math…DISASTER!!!

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