Broncos running back Montee Ball will not require surgery to repair the strained groin he suffered during a non-contact play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
However, Ball is expected to be sidelined several weeks, according to two NFL sources. Ball underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam Monday.
Ball was averaging 3.1 yards per carry this season when he went down in the third quarter Sunday. Although he finished his game against the Arizona Cardinals with only 7 yards on six carries, he had a 5-yard run on the play before his injury.
The timetable seems to be 2-3 weeks. Ball hasn't been the same back since he underwent an emergency appendectomy in early August. While out just two weeks, he didn't get time in the preseason. The Post reports that Ronnie Hillman is expected to lead the way with C.J. Anderson and rookie Juwan Thompson backing him up.