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Report: Willis McGahee has torn MCL, out 6-8 weeks

Broncos running back Willis McGahee will miss six-to-eight weeks with a leg fracture and torn MCL in his right knee. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee has a torn medial collateral ligament in his right kneeĀ 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.

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