New England not only team to take hit: @mortreport and I reporting Broncos RB Willis McGahee has a torn MCL, will miss six to eight weeks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2012
Jay Glazer adds that McGahee also suffered a fracture to his leg.
McGahee can still return for the playoffs unless the Broncos end up placing him on season-ending Injured Reserve. It’ll be interesting to see if the Broncos opted to do that or try to holdout in hopes for his return at some point during the postseason. For now, Ronnie Hillman will take over as the Broncos featured back with Lance Ball to handle passing situations. It’s worth noting that the Broncos will bring in free agent running back Steve Slaton for a workout Tuesday.