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Hillman (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Broncos' official site reports.

As was Montee Ball, an expected outcome, with neither back having practiced at all this week. As a result, C.J. Anderson is in line to head the Broncos' Week 12 backfield, at a minimum, with Juwan Thompson also in the mix.

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Hillman (foot) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

While not yet officially ruled out this week by the Broncos, the ESPN report suggests that Hillman could miss several additional weeks of action. With Montee Ball also sidelined, C.J. Anderson is in line to head the team's Week 12 backfield, with Juwan Thompson also in the mix.

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Hillman (foot) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.

Meanwhile, Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post suggests that Hillman (foot) is on track to remain sidelined at least two more weeks, which seems plausible, based on previous reports. With fellow RB Montee Ball now expected to miss 2-3 weeks, C.J. Anderson is on track to head the Broncos' Week 12 backfield, with Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs in reserve.

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Despite being ruled out for at least two weeks with a foot injury, Hillman could be sidelined for as many as six weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The extended timetable could allow Hillman to return for Week 17 against the Raiders, though it appears possible he is done for the regular season. C.J. Anderson is starting Sunday against the Rams, though Montee Ball is back from his groin injury and even Juwan Thompson is expected to get some looks, making it tough to easily grab a Hillman replacement.

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Hillman (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.

With Hillman out Sunday, at a minimum, the Broncos are in line to turn to a Week 11 backfield combo of C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball (who appears poised to return this week), with Juwan Thompson also potentially in the mix in a complementary role.

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As expected, Hillman (foot) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

While coach John Fox suggested earlier in the week that Hillman would "be day-to-day moving forward," both Legwold and the Denver Post have suggested that the running back is looking at an absence of at least two weeks. In the meantime, in such a scenario, the Broncos figure to turn to a backfield combo of C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball (health permitting), with Juwan Thompson in the mix to a lesser degree.

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While the Denver Post suggests that a mid-foot injury could keep Hillman out for at least two weeks, the Broncos' official site relays that coach John Fox refers to the running back as day-to-day with a sprained left foot.

While Fox's assessment of Hillman's injury does not immediately preclude the running back returning sooner than the Post report suggests, it's clear that Hillman's status for Sunday's game against the Rams is decidedly iffy. Top candidates to see an expanded role in the event that Hillman misses time are C.J. Anderson, who recorded 163 yards from scrimmage in Week 10, and Montee Ball, who has a chance to return from the groin strain that has kept him out of action since Week 5.

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A right mid-foot sprain will reportedly sideline Hillman at least two weeks, the Denver Post reports.

With Hillman out, the Broncos' Week 11 backfield figures to be headed by some combo of C.J. Anderson (who carried 13 times for 90 yards and caught four passes for 73 yards and a TD on Sunday) and Montee Ball, who appears poised to return to action this coming weekend. Anderson merits a speculative add on the heels of his strong Week 10 effort, while Ball is a candidate to reclaim a key role in the Denver backfield once he's fully up to speed.

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Hillman was seen limping in the locker room after spraining his ankle during Sunday's game against the Raiders, the Denver Post reports.

C.J. Anderson ran very well in Hillman's absence, and with the Broncos up big in the game, there was no reason to force Hillman back on the field. Anderson's performance (163 total yards and a touchdown on 17 touches) certainly raised eyebrows and could get him some additional touches in the coming games, which would further limit Hillman's opportunities, especially with Montee Ball on track to return from his groin injury in Week 11 against the Rams.

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Hillman suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

C.J. Anderson was running well in Hillman's place, and Hillman was officially considered questionable to return to the game when the injury news was shared by the Broncos' PR department. In addition to Anderson's big performance Sunday, Hillman may have to contend with Montee Ball for carries again in the near future. The Broncos will match up against the Rams in Week 11, and clarity regarding the health of Hillman and Ball (groin) should be afforded by the practice reports later in the week.