Broncos running back Willis McGahee out 6-8 weeks for MCL tear

DENVER - Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee is out for six to eight weeks with a knee injury.

McGahee has a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The injury, they said, was suffered during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers when McGahee was tackled by defensive back Quentin Jammer.

The injury was originally reported by ESPN, and confirmed by Coach John Fox Monday.

"Willis McGahee did have a ligament tear. It’s non-surgical," Fox said. "He’s not on IR at this point. Obviously, he’s very disappointed. He was probably on to one of his better games when that occurred. Right now, the guys have stepped in for him, both [RB] Lance Ball and [RB] Ronnie Hillman."

McGahee was on pace to run 1,000 yards this season, having already carried the ball for 731 yards on 167 carries. He also has four rushing touchdowns.

Fox also said that cornerback Omar Bolden is day-to-day with a concussion.

Meanwhile, Fox said running back Knowshon Moreno is a possibility to return for their next game. Running back Jeremiah Johnson could also be called up from the practice squad to play.

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