Posted Mon Dec 8th by Monty
Peyton Hillis will likely miss four to six weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered in the second quarter of the Broncos’ 24-17 win over the Chiefs. Head Coach Mike Shanahan told reporters that the initial prognosis wasn’t good.
“Any time it’s a hamstring and they come off the field like he did today, normally it’s a month at best,” Shanahan said. “It didn’t look good. I’m hoping it’s not quite as bad as I anticipate, but I was not pleased watching him walk off the field.”
Hillis, on the other hand, was a bit more optimistic. “I think maybe a contusion, maybe something that slight,” said Hillis, who rushed eight times for 58 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt.
The Broncos turned to Tatum Bell for the remainder of the game, who finished with a decent 52 yards on 11 carries (4.7 average).
Hillis is the sixth Broncos running back to go down to a significant injury this season, with four running backs already on Injured Reserve.
Again, this is very early speculation at this point, and we’ll likely know more by Tuesday. Hopefully the Broncos can get Selvin Young back soon and Hillis isn’t out too long; the Broncos need a balanced attack to make some noise in the postseason.