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Knee injury ends McKinley's season with Broncos

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley (11) gets lifted off the ground by teammate Nate Swift after McKinley scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter during their NFL preseason football game in San Francisco, Calif., Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley (11) gets lifted off the ground by teammate Nate Swift after McKinley scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter during their NFL preseason football game in San Francisco, Calif., Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) ASSOCIATED PRESS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | The Denver Broncos will be without starting left guard Russ Hochstein and returner Kenny McKinley for the season finale after both suffered injuries at Philadelphia.

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels announced Monday that Hochstein and McKinley will be placed on injured reserve. McKinley hurt his knee on a kickoff return in the first quarter, while Hochstein apparently injured his knee on a play in the second half.

The Broncos host Kansas City on Sunday.

McKinley has been primarily used on special teams this season. The receiver, a fifth-round draft choice, was one of seven USC players selected in April, the most in school history since 1954.

He holds USC records for single-season receptions (77), career receptions (207), career receiving yards (2,781) and consecutive games with a reception (43).

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