Ronnie Hillman Out 2 Weeks With Foot Sprain

In the Broncos 41-17 thrashing of the Raiders in week 10, Ronnie Hillman suffered a foot sprain that will sideline him for at least 2 weeks.

You have to feel for Ronnie Hillman. After taking over for an injured Montee Ball in week 5, Hillman was inserted as the Denver Broncos starting running back. In that role, he helped take the offense to a different level.

Unfortunatley, Hillman sprained his foot against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and will miss some time. Andrew Mason is reporting that Hillman will miss "at least" the next two weeks. This comes at the most inopportune time, as Ball is expected to return from injury this week.

This news puts the Broncos running back situation in flux, which has become even more compounded with C.J. Anderson's dominant performance in week 10. Anderson accounted for 163 total yards and a receiving touchdown in the Broncos 41-17 rout of the Raiders on Sunday.

For fantasy owners, Anderson and Ball are the players to own now. Juwan Thompson, though he produced well backing up Hillman in Ball's absence, was largely an afterthought on Sunday. It'll likely be Anderson and Ball splitting carries 60/40, in favor of Anderson. Behind Thompson, the Broncos have Kapri Bibbs, who was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad in week 8.

Chad Jensen is the Publisher and Lead Analyst for MileHighHuddle. You can find him on Twitter @CJ_Broncos and on Google+.

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