Tomlinson out for Broncos game

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson has been ruled out of Thursday night's game at Denver.

Tomlinson has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He was hurt in Sunday night's loss to New England.

Also out for New York are safety Brodney Pool (sprained left knee), who did not play against the Patriots, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (left knee), and tight end Shawn Nelson (illness).

Tomlinson, sixth on the NFL's career rushing list, did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday.

He will be replaced in the backfield with rookie Bilal Powell, who has been inactive all season. Shonn Greene is the full-time starter, and Joe McKnight is the main backup.