Knowshon Moreno Injury: Denver Broncos To Play Laurence Maroney on Sunday

Daniel WolfSenior Writer ISeptember 24, 2010

DENVER - NOVEMBER 26:  Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos rushes against the New York Giants during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 26, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos 2009 first-round draft pick, running back Knowshon Moreno, is out for this Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels was not clear as to what Moreno's injury is and said he "sustained a little something" during Friday's walk-through practice before game day on Sunday.

The Broncos have not been without injury in 2010. In training camp defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil went down with a season-ending injury. Losing a defender like Dumervil, who had 17 sacks in 2009, was a big blow to the Broncos.

Also prior to the regular season starting, both Moreno and fellow running back Cornell Buckhalter went down with injuries and missed most of the preseason.

Then the Broncos brought in LenDale White, and he too went down for the entire season with an injury.

Talk about bad luck in Mile High.

This latest mystery injury is not a good sign for the Broncos, but that is only if they did not already acquire former New England Patriot first-rounder Laurence Maroney, which they did.

Maroney will get a chance to prove his former team and coach wrong for trading him away. And if anyone has a chip on his shoulder on the Broncos, it is Maroney right now.

Say that Maroney steps in and dominates against the Colts and perhaps for several weeks down the road, if Moreno cannot come back soon enough, that only makes Denver's offense that more dangerous.

A two-headed running attack with Moreno and Maroney can be confusing to say out load, but M&M could work and help create a more diverse offensive game plan week in and week out.

The only question that really looms is...will Maroney come through after getting cast off from the Patriots?

Only time will tell, but never say never in the NFL.


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