KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 13: Willis McGahee #23 of the Denver Broncos is helped off the field after an injury during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 13, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Willis McGahee Injury: Denver Broncos RB Has Short Week To Recover

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee played just a few snaps on Sunday before injuring his hamstring. Will he be ready to play on Thursday?

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Denver Broncos RB 'Iffy' Against New York Jets

The Denver Broncos might need to go with Lance Ball at running back against the New York Jets on Thursday night. After Tuesday's practice, it appears that Willis McGahee will have a tough time seeing the field with his hamstring injury. McGahee was limited in practice on Tuesday, taking part in drills and stretches before doing little else during the media session. He was later listed as a limited participant on the team's official injury report. Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post terms McGahee's status as "iffy."

Ball took over for McGahee and Knowshon Moreno (lost to a torn ACL) and had 30 carries for 96 yards. The team will stick with its run-first mentality with either Ball or McGahee as the starter. Jeremiah Johnson, recently signed from the practice squad, is likely to get some carries in this offense.

For more on this game, visit our Jets blog Gang Green Nation and our Broncos blog Mile High Report. Visit SB Nation NFL for more on Week 11's action.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Denver Broncos RB Expects To Practice On Tuesday

The Denver Broncos released a bit of encouraging news on Monday. According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, the team released a hypothetical injury report, as required by the NFL, and included running back Willis McGahee as a limited participant had there been practice.

McGahee had injured his hamstring after just four rushes in Sunday's 17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He has been cleared to practice on Tuesday, and should things go all right, he is expected to start on Thursday night against the New York Jets.

McGahee will have a new backup in Lance Ball since Knowshon Moreno was lost for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Jeremiah Johnson joined the active roster for the second time this season after the Broncos took him from the practice squad. Johnson had joined the team for Week 2's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals but did not see any playing time.

For more on this game, visit our Jets blog Gang Green Nation and our Broncos blog Mile High Report. Visit SB Nation NFL for more on Week 11's action.

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Willis McGahee Injury: Denver Broncos RB Could Have Returned In An 'Emergency'

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee had just four carries before he left Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hamstring injury. But after the game, McGahee sounded confident that he'll be fine from this latest ailment (via the Denver Post):

"I'll be all right," McGahee said. "I could have come back in in an emergency situation."

That leads one to wonder what an emergency situation at running back is for the Denver Broncos. Knowshon Moreno was also lost to injury in the first quarter on Sunday, this one a knee injury. Lance Ball took over and then carried the ball for 96 yards. Had Ball gone down would Fox have gone back to McGahee or would he have tried sticking fullback Spencer Larsen in there?

While Moreno looks to be out for at least Thursday's game against the New York Jets, McGahee seems like he should be ready to play. And if he isn't Ball and Tim Tebow can take care of things once again on the ground.

For more on this game, visit our Jets blog Gang Green Nation and our Broncos blog Mile High Report. Visit SB Nation NFL for more on Week 11's action.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Broncos RB Leaves Game With Hamstring Injury

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee has been a key cog in the team's offense all season long, but staying healthy has been one of the player's biggest issues. That issue has cropped up again while the Broncos play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, as the running back recently left the game after sustaining a left leg injury.

According to the Broncos' official Twitter feed, McGahee's sustained a hamstring injury. It's worth noting that this isn't the same injury that kept McGahee from playing a few weeks ago while he recovered from hand surgery. The 30-year-old didn't play as the Broncos got crushed by Denver in Week 8, but he looked totally healthy while running for 163 yards on 20 carries against the Oakland Raiders in Week 9.

Former first-round pick Knowshon Moreno is in to replace McGahee for the moment, although it's worth noting that he may not totally be done for the day yet. The team has officially reported on Twitter that his return is questionable, and Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reported a couple of minutes ago that McGahee was standing on the sideline speaking with trainers.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver, too, for the latest on the game and the rest of this week's NFL action.

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