Updates From Friday, Jan. 24
According to Seth Walder of The New York Daily News, Moreno was limited in practice:
Knowshon Moreno (chest) was limited again. Matt Prater (illness) missed practice for second straight day.— Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) January 24, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Jan. 23
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports has the latest on Knowshon Moreno's status:
Knowshon Moreno practicing today for the Broncos, as expected. Was listed as limited yesterday in a projected injury report.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 23, 2014
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):
Coach Fox said X-rays on Knowshon Moreno's ribs were negative and he's "day-to-day."— Gray Caldwell (@GrayCaldwell) January 20, 2014
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:
Source: X-rays done on Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno in the rib area were negative.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 20, 2014
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.