Willis McGahee To Miss 1-2 Weeks After Hand Surgery

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 23: Defensive end Cameron Wake #91 of the Miami Dolphins tackles running back Willis McGahee #23 of the Denver Broncos at Sun Life Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The load on Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow just got heavier with word that leading rusher Willis McGahee will miss 1-2 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his hand.

According to ProFootballTalk, McGahee had the surgery today and will miss at least a couple of weeks.

This is bad news for the Broncos who are searching for a consistent attack on the ground.  McGahee has 456 yards rushing on the year while the two men behind him - Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball - have each rushed for 54 yards this season.  That's 108 yards COMBINED on 32 carries.

That puts more of a load on Tebow to create and with the Detroit Lions coming to town, more pressure on Tebow to create through the air.

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