Denver Broncos rookie running back Ryan Torain out of Arizona State broke his elbow during Wednesday morning's practice.
"(RB) Ryan Torain today, he broke a little (bone) in the radius, in the upper part of the elbow," coach Mike Shanahan said. "He broke a bone. He is going to be out anywhere from probably six-to-eight weeks, depending on what the MRI shows. That’s football. You are going to lose guys to injury.
“It’s a big loss. I thought he had a chance to compete to be the starting running back. He’s one of the most gifted running backs I’ve been around for a long time. He is very similar to Terrell Davis when he came in. Obviously he has a setback that he has to deal with. It’s tough with these guys. He has to take it day-by-day as well, but any time you break a bone in that elbow area obviously it’s a setback. I’m just hoping there is not too much ligament damage, but we will find out, obviously, after the MRI.”