Montee Ball Out Another 2-3 Weeks

Montee Ball aggravated his groin injury vs the Rams.

The Denver Broncos rolled the dice on Sunday, not only suiting Montee Ball up, but getting him some reps with live bullets. Alas, it was premature and they're going to pay the price.

Ball will miss another 2-3 weeks, after he aggravated the groin injury he sustained in week 5 vs the Arizona Cardinals, which caused him to miss the next 5 games.

On the season, Ball has only managed 172 yards rushing and 1 touchdown. He's averaging a paltry 3.1 yards per carry, which is more of a reflection of the Broncos terrible run blocking and scheme deficiencies, than Ball's performance.

When Ball first went down, Ronnie Hillman stepped up to the plate and helped ignite the Broncos running game, even if it was short lived. Hillman went down with a foot sprain in week 10 vs the Raiders, and will miss at least the next week.

The Broncos will turn to C.J. Anderson to carry the load, with Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs backing him up. As the team's featured back, Anderson has 278 yards from scrimmage and 1 TD, over the last two weeks.

Expect to see a long look at Anderson moving forward, as the Broncos are down to the bottom guys on their roster. He can run between the tackles and over the last couple weeks, he's proven that he can also be a weapon in the passing game, which is huge in a Peyton Manning offense.

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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