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Season-ending pain for Torain
Posted Nov. 07 at 05:08 AM
It looked bad when it happened, and it was: Ryan Torain tore his ACL last night, and is done for the year. It's a shame for both the rookie and the Broncos, not to mention a disappointment for those fantasy GMs who held onto him all season, waiting for him to show the ability Mike Shanahan raved about in the preseason.
Without him, and depending on the severity of Selvin Young's groin injury -- he aggravated it during last night's game -- Denver may be forced to go with fullback Peyton Hillis as their starting tailback. It's not certain; they used Hillis in that capacity last night, but when Torain and Young left the field within a few plays of each other, they had little choice. Former Bear and Packer tailback P.J. Pope is another option; or maybe they'll bring back Mike Bell. (Another ex-Bronco, former Fantasy Football Index cover boy Tatum Bell, seems somewhat less likely.) The Broncos, at least, have 10 days before their next game to figure it out.
The story by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson can be found right here.
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