Willis McGahee to miss Lions game after hand surgery

The Broncos will not have running back Willis McGahee this week against the Detroit Lions.

McGahee will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured fourth metacarpal in his right hand. He suffered the injury early in the third quarter of the Broncos' 18-15 overtime victory against the Miami Dolphins.

At that point, McGahee appeared on his way to his fourth, 100-yard rushing game in his past five games. He finished with 76 yards on 18 carries.
It's also not likely that McGahee will be recovered in time to play the following week against the Oakland Raiders, but he's already stated his intentions for being there.

With McGahee sidelined, the Broncos are expected to start Knowshon Moreno with Lance Ball as the backup. The Broncos also have running back Jeremiah Johnson on the practice squad.

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