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                     === Broncos' McGahee has torn MCL ===
 
 Denver,  CO  (Sports Network) - Willis  McGahee's 2012 season is apparently in
 jeopardy  after  the Denver  Broncos running back  reportedly sustained a torn
 medial  collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday's game against San
 Diego.
 
 The Denver Post reported on Monday that an MRI taken Monday revealed the tear,
 which could sideline the veteran anywhere from 6-to-8 weeks.
 
 McGahee got hurt during the second quarter of Sunday's 30-23 win over the
 Chargers after  being struck on  the knee by the helmet of San Diego
 cornerback Quentin Jammer on a running play. He did not return to the contest.
 
 The  31-year-old ranks fifth  in the AFC with 731 rushing yards on 167 carries
 and  has  scored four touchdowns  this season,  while adding an additional 221
 yards on 26 receptions.
 
 McGahee  enjoyed a  career rebirth after signing with the Broncos last season,
 amassing 1,199 rushing yards and five total touchdowns on 249 attempts. It was
 the first time the nine-year pro eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark since 2007.
 
 Rookie  Ronnie  Hillman got  the majority  of the  backfield work in McGahee's
 place  on Sunday and is expected to split ball-carrying duties with Lance Ball
 in the interim.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/19 17:22:21 ET

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