- Gehlken adds that Gordon will undergo an MRI on Monday MRI to determine his status for the remainder of the season.
Chargers RB Melvin Gordon was hurt during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Panthers after diving for a loose a football and was carted off the field.
San Diego announced that Gordon sustained a left hip injury and is questionable to return to the game.
Based on video of the play, David Chao mentions that Gordon appears to have an internal rotation subluxation. The hope for Gordon would be that his labrum was spared and X-rays come back negative or this would be a season-ending injury for him.
Gordon, 23, was taken with the No. 15 overall pick last year by the Chargers. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $10.669 million and stands to make base salaries of $919,989 and $1,404,978 over the next two years.
Entering today’s game, Gordon had appeared in 12 games and rushed for 992 yards on 251 carries (4 YPC) to go along with 41 receptions for 419 yards receiving and 12 total touchdowns for the Chargers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 running back out of 49 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Gordon’s injury as the news is available.