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Report: Montee Ball to miss 2-3 weeks for Broncos

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The Denver Broncos' offense threatens to remain one-dimensional again this week vs. the Miami Dolphins' stout front seven.

Ronnie Hillman is still nursing a midfoot sprain that is expected to keep him sidelined for Sunday's game. Montee Ball will join him in the trainer's room after twice aggravating his groin injury in Week 11.

Ball will miss the next two or three weeks, the Denver Post's Mike Klis reports.

In addition to Denver's top two backs, tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) are banged up this week.

With so many key players injured, Peyton Manning and the offensive line will have to do a better job of emphasizing C.J. Anderson in the rushing attack.

Manning passed on 25 of the Broncos' first 30 plays in Sunday's loss at St. Louis. Once the Rams took a commanding lead, they were free to tee off on Manning with no threat of Anderson on the ground.

The Broncos' high-octane offense averaged 121 rushing yards per game in October. They need to recapture that balance after being held under 50 yards on the ground in two of the past three weeks.

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