Rookie RB Set To Carry The Load For Broncos

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Rookie running back Ryan Torain's time has come.

It appears the former Arizona State star who drew comparisons to Terrell Davis before breaking his left elbow in training camp will get the bulk of carries when the Denver Broncos play at Cleveland Thursday night.

Torain rushed three times for a yard in his NFL debut last week against Miami, when the Broncos lost starter Michael Pittman and Andre Hall to season-ending injuries.

Selvin Young has been sidelined since suffering a groin injury against Tampa Bay on Oct. 5th, and he hasn't been able to participate in a full practice since.

Coach Mike Shanahan says Young will suit up tomorrow night and test it during pregame warmups to see if he can play.

Torain slipped to the fifth round in the NFL draft after missing the last half of his senior season in college with a broken toe.

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