Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon suffered an apparent knee injury during his team's game today. Here is the latest on the status of the Chargers' running back.
ESPN is reporting that Gordon is dealign with an MCL injury.
"I’m told initial diagnosis is an MCL knee injury for RB Melvin Gordon. He will have further evaluation on Monday, but real possibility Gordon misses next week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers," ESPN's Los Angeles Chargers reporter tweeted.
Gordon suffered the injury during the Chargers' blowout win over the Cardinals. He didn't come back in the game.
NFL.com had more on what happened:
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon suffered a knee injury early in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals and did not return to Los Angeles' 45-10 win.
The star running back was a hurt on a reverse after being tackled in the backfield by Cardinals defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, who hit Gordon's right knee while falling down. Gordon received attention on the field before being taken to the trainer's area on the sideline.
Before exiting the game, Gordon amassed 61 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
"His knee is swollen right now," Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told reporters after the game. "We don't know exactly what it is. We'll get a further evaluation tomorrow, and we'll go from there."
The Chargers have been one of the best teams in the NFL this season, but losing Gordon would be a devastating blow. Hopefully it's nothing too serious and he can be back on the field soon.