Injury Update: Chargers’ Melvin Gordon Will Play Sunday
During a Sirius XM NFL Radio interview on Thursday, Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn stated that Melvin Gordon will play on Sunday.
The star running back was limited in Wednesday’s practice due to a knee injury that is believed to be a minor bone bruise. After landing on his left knee awkwardly during Week 3’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, Gordon missed the majority of the second half. It is worth noting that this is the same knee that Gordon had surgery on in 2016.
"I played through a lot and been through a lot with my knee," stated Gordon to ESPN. "I'm good."
As long as Gordon continues to progress at the right pace during practices on Thursday and Friday, he is expected to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. After only being able to play 45% of offensive snaps in last week’s 24-10 loss to the Chiefs, we will likely see greater production in Week 4.
Backup running back Branden Oliver will likely be rotated in again. During the Week 3 loss, Oliver stepped in to gain 16 yards on 8 carries and 18 yards on 4 catches.
The LA Chargers are 0-3 so far this season, but in three games Gordon is already one of the leading rushers on the team, having rushed 44 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
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