Well, sort of.
The Denver Broncos tweeted out a photo just before noon Tuesday showing off that running back Willis McGahee returned to practice Tuesday, though he was wearing a black jersey which designated him as a “non-contact” player.
McGahee was placed on the injured reserve with a designation to return after partially tearing his MCL on November 18, and he's eligible to return to the playing field in the AFC Championship game, if his Broncos can beat the Ravens this Saturday.
Knowshon Moreno has carried the load valiantly for the fallen McGahee, rushing for 510 yards in the last six games, including 115 and a touchdown against Baltimore in Week 15.
But, that was against a Ravens team that was without emotional leader Ray Lewis and talented linebacker buddy Terrell Suggs. Plus, the Broncos offensive line is a bit banged up, meaning Denver could have a much more difficult time running the ball this week.
Still, it's encouraging news about McGahee, and Broncos fans can't wait to have him back in the backfield, possibly creating a one-two punch with Moreno if their team can go deep into the playoffs.
The Broncos – Ravens Divisional round playoff game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. MT Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium and will be televised on CBS.
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