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donks lose Torain to torn ACL

Discussion in 'American Football' started by BFISA, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2005

    Bill Williamson

    The Denver Broncos suffered a major loss in their 34-30 comeback win at Cleveland on Thursday.

    Starting rookie running back Ryan Torain suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the second quarter of the game. He will be lost for the season.

    One of Torain's agents, Troy Asmus, said Friday afternoon that an MRI exam confirmed the injury. Asmus said the initial diagnosis was that Torain suffered a "clean tear" and that he should be ready for training camp in 2009.

    That does nothing for Denver, which is 5-4 and leads the AFC West.

    The Denver Broncos defeat the Cleveland Browns 34 - 30 on Thursday Night Football.

    Torain was the third Denver tailback to be shut down for the season in four days. Denver lost starter Michael Pittman (neck) and backup Andre Hall (hand) for the season in a loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

    Torain, a fifth-round pick from Arizona State, made his NFL debut against the Dolphins. He broke his elbow in training camp in early August and was on the verge of winning the starting job at the time of his injury.

    When he was hurt in camp, Denver coach Mike Shanahan compared him to former Broncos great Terrell Davis, the catalyst of their Super Bowl teams.

    Torain looked as advertised against Cleveland. He had 68 yards on 12 carries and he looked like the perfect fit for Denver's zone-blocking run attack. Torain appeared to be a solution for a stagnant running game that produced 14 yards against Miami. It was the second-lowest yardage total in team history.

    Now, Denver is back to trying to figure out a solution in the running game. With backup Selvin Young recovering from a groin injury that has kept him out for three games, Denver used fullback Peyton Hillis as their running back in the second half Thursday night.

    Hillis is best known for blocking for Darren McFadden and Felix Jones at Arkansas.

    Among the tailbacks available to be signed are former Broncos Tatum Bell, Mike Bell and Vernand Morency.

    Expect Denver to be a pass-heavy offense as it tries to stay in the playoff hunt.

    Quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns against the Browns.

    Shanahan surely would like more balance, but at this point he may not have a choice.

    Bill Williamson covers the AFC West for ESPN.com.
  2. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2006
    Wtf is the big deal with this guy??

    The guy was hurt in college, and has already been hurt twice in denver, do they really believe this guy is the next anything?
  3. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

    Aug 20, 2006
    :bolt::bolt: No shiit man. They've been yappin' about this stiff the whole year. From what I saw in that game, the only time he made anything happen was when the line blew huge holes open for him. Even then he barely got through 'em.
  4. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    I learned who he was last night, and forgot about him this morning, who gives a ****.
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  5. pure-sol

    pure-sol Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2008
    I was more impressed with that Hillis fella than anything Torain did.
  6. VikingBolt

    VikingBolt BoltTalker

    Oct 8, 2006
    Gee, what about all our injuries? Surely they wouldn't use that as an excuse if they lose the division???
  7. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    fuk 'em

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  8. TheBeast

    TheBeast BoltTalker

    Dec 17, 2007
    I had to post it...
    Donkey fail...

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