Knowshon Moreno Injury: Updates on Broncos RB's Chest and Return

Tim KeeneyContributor IJanuary 19, 2014

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) walks across the field before the AFC Championship NFL playoff football game against the New England Patriots in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Updates From Friday, Jan. 24

According to Seth Walder of The New York Daily News, Moreno was limited in practice:

 

Updates from Thursday, Jan. 23

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports has the latest on Knowshon Moreno's status:

 

Updates from Monday, Jan. 20

John Fox confirmed that x-rays were negative on Knowshon Moreno's injured ribs and that he's day-to-day (via Grey Caldwell of DenverBroncos.com):

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Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was removed from the Sunday, Jan. 19 game against the New England Patriots due to a chest injury.

The team's official Twitter feed confirmed the news, noting that Moreno was questionable to return:

ESPN's Josina Anderson provided an update after the game:

During the regular season, Moreno was key in making sure the Broncos, despite having so many weapons in the passing game, weren't one-dimensional on offense. Appearing in all 16 regular-season games, he totaled 241 carries for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns, adding another 60 receptions, 548 yards and three scores through the air. 

Talented rookie Montee Ball, who averaged 4.7 yards per carry during the regular season, is certainly a capable backup, but with a two-week break until the league's championship game, it would be surprising if Moreno wasn't ready to go in New Jersey.