Moreno expected to miss Week Four

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is expected to miss a second consecutive week with a pulled hamstring, according to the Denver Post.

Moreno, who had recently recovered from a right hamstring injury, played in Denver's first two games before injuring his left hamstring.

The second-year back suffered the injury in practice prior to Denver's Week Three loss to the Colts. He will be replaced by RBs Laurence Maroney and Correll Buckhalter.

The way we see it

The Broncos have yet to show they can run the ball effectively, with or without Moreno.

While the absence of Moreno, who is gaining 70 yards per game, will still be felt, the Broncos have yet to reach 100 yards on the ground with or without the former University of Georgia star.

Last week, Maroney and Buckhalter combined for just 36 yards. QB Kyle Orton added 11 rushing yards, bringing the team total to 47 yards.

With Maroney still recovering from a thigh injury and the aging Buckhalter reaching the end of his career, Denver needs Moreno back — and 100 percent healthy — to run the ball effectively.