Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee has a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee and a leg fracture and will miss six to eight weeks, reports ESPN.com.
McGahee was injured at the end of an eight-yard run in the second quarter of the Broncos’ 30-23 victory over the San Diego Chargers. McGahee has not been placed on injured reserve. Players placed on injured reserve are not eligible for the postseason.
Denver is 7-3, in first place in the AFC West and have a three-game division lead over the Chargers.
McGahee, 31, is under contract for $2.5 million next season and has rushed for 731 yards this season with four touchdowns. Denver has backups Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball on the roster.