EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the New England Patriots at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 19 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Patriots 28 - 14. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

LaDainian Tomlinson Ruled Out For Thursday Night Football Vs. Broncos

LaDainian Tomlinson's knee injury suffered last week will keep him out on Thursday night against the Broncos.

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LaDainian Tomlinson Injury: Jets RB Ruled Out For Thursday Night Football

It's official: LaDainian Tomlinson has been ruled out for the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football against the Denver Broncos. It was reported early in the week that Tomlinson had sprained his MCL, which is typically an injury that takes at least a week to recover from.

Tomlinson suffered the injury last week and suffered a setback in Tuesday's practice. Rex Ryan said earlier in the week that Tomlinson's chances of playing weren't good and that he would likely be a game time decision. Instead, they've decided to rule him out a day early.

Tomlinson, 32, missed just one game in his first eight years in the league, and just one last year, so this is unusual for him. Shonn Greene can expect to see an uptick in carries, as well as Joe McKnight, and rookie Bilal Powell is expected to play for the first time this season.

Check out SB Nation's Gang Green Nation for the latest on LT's injury ,including how they'll replace him.

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LaDainian Tomlinson Injury: Status Remains In Doubt For Jets RB

The New York Jets may very well be without running back LaDainian Tomlinson on Thursday night when they take on Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Earlier today ESPN's Adam Schefter reported via Twitter that Tomlinson suffered a setback in Tuesday's practice. Schefter added that the Jets were "not optimistic" about his availability on Thursday. 

A subsequent report from the New York Daily News cited a source who said that Tomlinson will not play against the Broncos this week. The Daily News report also said that rookie running back Bilal Powell will be activated for the game. Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan said that Tomlinson will be a game-time decision if he travels with the team to Denver on Wednesday. 

The short week for the Jets might be the biggest factor in the decision, as Tomlinson explained.

If the game was Sunday, for sure I know I'd be able to play. Since it's on Thursday, I can't say that I'm going to be able to make it.

For more on the Jets visit Gang Green Nation

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LaDainian Tomlinson Injury: Sprained MCL Has Week 11 Status In Doubt

LaDainian Tomlinson has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his left knee, and is likely doubtful for Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. While it is good news that injury is not more serious, the short turnaround only strengthens the chances that Tomlinson rests this week.

Tomlinson's absence would mean an increased role for Joe McKnight, who has seen his touches increase in recent weeks. Outside of kick returns, he had a season-high nine carries in Week 9 against Buffalo, though he gained just 27 yards on the day. Shonn Greene should continue to propel the Jet's running game. He has had at least 20 carries in three of his last five outings.

In an odd twist, Tomlinson was injured on a hit by wide receiver Julian Edelman, who was playing nickel back for a depleted Patriots' secondary. Tomlinson has been instrumental to the Jets' offense on third downs despite occupying the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

For more insight and analysis of Tomlinson's injury, be sure to check out Jets blog Gang Green Nation.

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LaDainian Tomlinson Injury: Jets RB To Have MRI On Knee

LaDainian Tomlinson apparently hurt knee on his final carry of the Jets' blowout loss to the Patriots.

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