Posted Mon Oct 24th by Jon Heath
When the Denver Broncos return home to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the team will be without starting running back Willis McGahee, who has a fractured hand.
McGahee will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured fourth metacarpal in his right hand, reports Mike Klis of the Denver Post. McGahee would like to be back for the team’s Week Nine game in Oakland against the Raiders, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be back on the field by then.
The Broncos are hoping to have McGahee back in time for the team’s Week Ten match against the Kansas City Chiefs. While McGahee is out, third year running back Knowshon Moreno will be the starter (fantasy football sleeper alert: If Moreno is available, pick him up).
Third year back Lance Ball should also see an increase in his workload, and it is expected that the team will activate Jeremiah Johnson off of the practice squad.
The team’s rushing attack just took a big hit. McGahee was on pace to have well over 1,000 rushing yards this season. Now is the time for Moreno to step up and shine. Do you think he will?