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Knowshon Moreno day-to-day after rib injury

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Early indications out of Denver were that the Broncos weren’t too concerned about the Super Bowl availability of either running back Knowshon Moreno or cornerback Tony Carter after they were forced out of the AFC Championship Game with injuries.

The latest update does nothing to change that outlook. Broncos coach John Fox said Monday, via the Denver Post, that Moreno, who injured his ribs when getting tackled by Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins in the fourth quarter, was day-to-day after x-rays showed no serious damage.

Moreno led the team with 59 rushing yards on Sunday and had 1,038 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in an excellent season. Assuming Moreno makes it back in time for the Super Bowl, the New Jersey native will get a chance to play in his home state come February 2.

Carter’s injury was originally announced as a concussion, but Fox backtracked from that today. The coach said Carter is fine after suffering a pinched nerve while trying to make a tackle in the fourth quarter.

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8 Responses to “Knowshon Moreno day-to-day after rib injury”
  1. fdugrad says: Jan 20, 2014 5:32 PM

    Numb him up and play him will be the decision. This will be a lifelong dream for a Jersey guy!

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 20, 2014 5:42 PM

    Luckily the rib fragments passed cleanly through the chest cavity without hitting any vital organs.

  3. tigerlilac says: Jan 20, 2014 5:46 PM

    The AFC Championship game was a matchup of the top two teams in the conference who achieved that status despite a plethora of injuries to key starters. Deep rosters is one reason but the quarterback of each team was the major reason they are where they are with Manning playing for a SB. Manning’s ability to get an early lead, control the clock, and not turn the ball over yesterday pulled the Patriots out of their game plan and left them no margin of error.

  4. rextraordinaire says: Jan 20, 2014 6:35 PM

    He should be fresh and ready to go by the Super Bowl, but if he isn’t Montee Ball is perfectly capable of handling most of the workload on his own.

  5. u4iadman says: Jan 20, 2014 6:36 PM

    Stunned Broncos could overcome loss of tackle top 2 pass rushers yet still make Bowl. Great coaching and best QB.

  6. jayniner says: Jan 20, 2014 6:55 PM

    I thought Jersey only produced Tools that do MTV shows. Who knew.

  7. IamtheBucsFan says: Jan 20, 2014 7:37 PM

    Manning is a winner. He took the Pats out of their game plan by keeping Brady on the bench. He’s fun to watch and will win with whomever is behind him running the ball. No 12th man in Jersey.

  8. nodindenver says: Jan 21, 2014 3:40 PM

    Moreno has had a great year. Manning is a huge fan and so are the rest of us. He will not miss the game and looks forward to lowering the boom on Sherman! Afterwards, he will get up and hustle back to the huddle.

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