Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Chargers received great news when the team learned Melvin Gordon was set to end his holdout and return to the team.
Gordon held out for the first three games of the season, but watched his backup, Austin Ekeler, find success in his absence. After watching Ekeler dominate for three game, Gordon decided it was time to return.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn suggested Gordon won't see the field until he's ready.
However, an injury to backup running back Justin Jackson could thrust Gordon into the lineup this weekend.
According to reporters at Chargers practice on Friday afternoon, Jackson was spotted in a walking boot and was seen limping around the field.
If Jackson is forced to miss time, Gordon's return to the field could come immediately.
However, the Chargers could just roll with Ekeler and hand the running back 20+ carries throughout the game. Regardless, the injury to Jackson isn't ideal for the 1-2 Chargers.
Lucky for them, they play against the Miami Dolphins this weekend. Miami managed just 16 points (total) in its first three games this season.
The Dolphins give up nearly 200 yards rushing per game, so Ekeler could be in for a huge day.