Willis McGahee’s Torn MCL Means Denver Broncos Will Run by Committee

November 21, 2012 7:00 AM

Willis McGahee’s Torn MCL Means Denver Broncos Will Run by Committee
" By Rich Kurtzman Without Willis McGahee, the Broncos are missing their workhorse.

McGahee, the 31-year-old that has carried the load for Denver over the last two seasons, partially tore his MCL in the second quarter of the team’s win over San Diego last Sunday. Luckily for McGahee and the Broncos, the MRI showed the ligament wasn’t completely torn, meaning it won’t require surgery and he’s hopeful to return in 4-6 weeks, though doctors believe it will be more like 6-8 weeks. The 6′ 235 pound running back has been enjoying a late-career resurgence in the Mile High City, gaining 1,930 yards with eight touchdowns since 2011 and he’s a solid blocker on the blitz pick up. But he’s also had difficulties with holding onto the ball, losing four fumbles in 10 games this season alone.

Behind McGahee on the Broncos bench is a stable of young runners that will have to step their respective games up.

Ronnie Hillman has been the No. 2 back behind McGahee, and the rookie has a ton of speed "

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