Broncos Country can take a big sigh of relief. Montee Ball will miss some time, but the Denver Broncos won't be without him for the season. The team feared the worst, but according to the Denver Post, Montee Ball is expected to miss several weeks, following his MRI today. The results of the MRI showed a "significant groin strain."
Hopefully, he can return in time for the Broncos week 8 home game vs the San Diego Chargers, in a game that could shape the AFC West and playoff implications. On the season, Ball has averaged an unspectacular 3.1 yards per carry. However, it must be said that Ball has often made something out of nothing, running behind an offensive line that has struggled to open holes and keep defenders out of the backfield.
In his absence, the Broncos will turn to 3rd year running back, Ronnie Hillman, to carry the load as the team's primary running back. Undrafted rookie, Juwan Thompson, also figures to see an increased workload, following his performance vs the Arizona Cardinals that saw him carry the ball 3 times for 15 yards and a touchdown.