McGahee Leaves with Knee Injury

Posted on: 5:52 pm, November 18, 2012, by , updated on: 05:56pm, November 18, 2012

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(Bleacher Report) — After a good start against the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee is out with a knee injury.

According to ESPN’s John Clayton, his return is questionable.

The veteran running back had 55 rushing yards on seven carries early in the first half prior to the injury. He also added an 18-yard reception.

McGahee has had a solid season in his second year with the Broncos. He entered the game with 676 rushing yards and four touchdowns. No one else on the roster had more than 150 yards.

With him on the sidelines, Denver will have to look towards Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball to take over his duties in the backfield. Although neither of these men have close to the experience of McGahee, they have plenty of talent to handle the job.

There are also few teams in the NFL that could handle the loss of a veteran leader on offense as well as the Broncos, who have Peyton Manning at quarterback.