On The Road To Met Life Stadium, the Denver Broncos are hoping that running back Knowshon Moreno avoided a major injury as they prepare to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. Head coach John Fox is listing Moreno as “day-to-day” with a rib injury that he suffered in the Broncos’ AFC Championship Game victory over the New England Patriots. X-rays that were taken on Moreno’s ribs came back negative following a hit by Patriots’ linebacker Jamie Collins in the fourth quarter of the Broncos’ big win on Sunday that saw them advance to their first Super Bowl in 15 years.
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Moreno was having a decent game for Denver against New England, and finished the game with 14 carries for 59 yards to go along with a pair of receptions for another 22 yards. He was not relied upon as heavily with Peyton Manning doing most of the damage through the air. When Moreno came up a bit lame following the big hit, Montee Ball took over the primary ball-handling duties on the ground. That would be the case if Moreno cannot go on February 2 or if he is limited, but all signs point toward Moreno being just fine to handle his normal workload against the Seahawks in MetLife Stadium in less than two weeks.
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