Report: McGahee out 6-8 weeks

AP

Last night, Broncos running back Willis McGahee believed his knee injury wasn’t serious.

He believed incorrectly.

Per ESPN, McGahee has a torn MCL.  Jay Glazer of FOX reports that McGahee also has a leg fracture.  He’s expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

PFT has confirmed the injury.  A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Broncos are now in the process of deciding whether to put McGahee on IR or leave him on the active roster while he heals.

After the game, McGahee privately was expressing no concern regarding the situation, confident that he’d be fine and that if anything it was a minor sprain.

The injury opens the door for Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball, and Knowshon Moreno to vie for carries on a Denver offense that has been fueled by a potent passing game.

McGahee has rushed for 731 in 10 games this season.

28 responses to “Report: McGahee out 6-8 weeks

  1. Tough on Willis; he’s a great professional. Hopefully one of the back-ups can fill the void. Hillman has been no great shakes as yet.

  2. It sucks to lose him, but this will not be a major blow to our offense. He is probably the one skill position player that the broncos could afford to lose. Still, lets hope he is back for the playoffs.

  3. Wow…players are dropping like flies here. I have to think that Texans fans are terrified their team is next since the Texans are about the only team to have dodged the injury bug this season.

  4. Paging Joseph Addai. Paging Jospen Addai…

    He’s not the back he used to be but likely knows the offense/pass protections better than anything in Denver…

  5. That is one tough dude! He was on the sidelines trying to “walk it off” so he could get back in the game!

  6. southpaw2k says:
    Nov 19, 2012 3:28 PM
    Wow…players are dropping like flies here. I have to think that Texans fans are terrified their team is next since the Texans are about the only team to have dodged the injury bug this season
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    Brian Cushing disagrees with you..

  7. I’m not a Broncos fan but they’ll be fine Manning is alone should be enough and Hillman has some potential.

    The AFC is really snakebitten by the injury bug Cushing, Webb, Lewis, Mcgahee and Gronk (although Gronk will return this year) are all injured this is why coaching staffs get paid the big bucks the effectiveness of the adjustments the coaching staffs make will determine seeding in the AFC.

  8. The Vulture is down, but he’s not out. He’ll swoop back in six weeks for the Broncos playoff run. Then he’ll go all Terrell Davis on the opposing team and win the Super Bowl MVP! Or not.

  9. ajschn06 says:
    Nov 19, 2012 3:44 PM
    southpaw2k says:
    Nov 19, 2012 3:28 PM
    Wow…players are dropping like flies here. I have to think that Texans fans are terrified their team is next since the Texans are about the only team to have dodged the injury bug this season
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    Brian Cushing disagrees with you..

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    Point made, though the Texans are still 9-1 and in the driver’s seat for the #1 seed in the playoffs. Given that, I’d argue the Texans are still built to absorb the loss of Cushing more than….

    1. The Patriots losing Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski

    2. The Ravens losing Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb

    3. The Steelers losing Ben, Polamalu, Antonio Brown, and far too many other players to list

  10. First point: to people posting about their fantasy teams, no one cares about your fantasy teams!!

    Second point: if this is karma for disrespecting Tebow, then why has karma turned Tebow into a mediocre punt protector?

    Third point: the Broncos have scheduled a workout with Steve Slaton to possibly fill this spot.

  11. Addai? Gee, he was only a 1st round pick of the Colts, where’d he come from? As to where he is now, bending over trying to catch his breath, he quit the pre-season training run for the Pats and they cut him.

  12. Willis figures it’s a minor knee injury, because he knows what a major knee injury is like. I’ve always had a lot of respect for him, having a great career after the knee injury he suffered in college (last college game wasn’t it?).

  13. marniblitz says:
    Nov 19, 2012 3:29 PM
    That is one tough dude! He was on the sidelines trying to “walk it off” so he could get back in the game!

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    Agree, I never thought Maghaee would play another down of football, after his devasating knee injury at in college at Miami.

    To this day, I cannot decided which injury was harder to stomach, Thiesman’s compound fracture of his leg against the Giants, or Magahee knee in college.

    Thiesmans probably, and actually, Lawrence Taylor said he hurled when he heard the bone snap, and then saw it broken in a 45 degree angle….oooouch !

    Those are some tough hombre’s !

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