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Report: Moreno might have hamstring tear

The Denver Post is reporting that second-year running back Knowshon Moreno might have torn his hamstring during the team’s first full day of training camp.

The Broncos have given any definitive updates on Moreno’s status. He was taken off the field on a cart.

Moreno, the No. 12 overall pick last season, is Denver’s starting running back. We will give updates as we get them.

Also, Denver running back Correll Buckhalter suffered an upper back injury. Denver is very thin at running back with the two injuries and Friday’s trade of J.J. Arrington to Philadelphia.

The Broncos visited with free agent Brian Westbrook in May. They could explore that option again, although he is simply a complementary player at this point.

UPDATE: I just spoke to ESPN’s medical analyst Stephania Bell. She said hamstring tears vary in severity and the recovery time can be from a few weeks to several months. So, if Moreno has a tear, it could be serious.