There are a lot of fans here that are very interested in Ryan Torain's return from his elbow injury. In his years at ASU, he earned our trust and reverence as a powerful runner with a nose for finding gaps in the line.
In Denver, he was seen as a possible starter, seeing that Selvin Young and Michael Pittman have been unable to distinguish themselves in the preseason and in the first 2 weeks of the year.
Unfortunately, his elbow injury had derailed any such possibility. Until September 12, when this bit of news came out from the Denver Post...
The Broncos' offense looks stout now with Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Eddie Royal, Tony Scheffler, Selvin Young and Andre Hall as the top threats.
Imagine how potent the offense can become if rookie running back Ryan Torain returns to play as the Broncos believe he can. Torain said Thursday his dislocated elbow injury will take the full three-month term for recovery, meaning his return would come during the bye week, after Game 7 at New England. He was injured August 6.
He has been riding a stationary bike at least 30 minutes a day, and even without the use of his left arm, he has been following an arduous weightlifting routine.
Selvin Young has been unable to make any huge dents in either game (only 1 touchdown and 114 yards), and Michael Pittman, while scoring 3 touchdowns, has only recorded 42 yards on the ground.
Thus, if things continue to look this bad in the vaunted Denver running game, Torain could see significant action as soon as Week 9 against... Miami. Who better to start your career against?
I can see Torain's career being a fruitful one, if he is able to avoid the injury bug that has plagued him for years. Until then, Denver will have to settle for mediocrity from its running game.