Gordon will be sidelined for the second straight contest while recovering from an MCL sprain of his right knee, an injury that was always expected to sideline him for multiple games. Despite the quick turnaround for the Week 15 contest, the Chargers apparently have some optimism that Gordon might be able to go, even though he has yet to practice in any fashion since sustaining the injury. Gordon's activity in what will likely be light practices Monday and Tuesday should provide more of a hint as to which direction his status is trending in leading up to the matchup with the AFC West's top two teams.
Gordon (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Gordon hasn't practiced since suffering an MCL sprain Nov. 25 and likely faces an uphill battle to make it back for a Thursday game against the Chiefs in Week 15. As for the immediate future, his absence leaves Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson to split the backfield work against a Bengals defense ranked 24th in YPC (4.9) and dead last in rushing yards allowed (153.3 per game).
Gordon (knee) isn't practicing Friday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Yet to resume practicing, Gordon likely will be ruled out on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Bengals. His expected absence leaves Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson to man the backfield.
Gordon (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.
With no activity in back-to-back practices to kick off Week 14, Gordon's chances of returning from a one-game absence don't appear promising. Before officially ruling on his status, the Chargers will wait and see what Gordon is able to do in their final practice of the week Friday, but there hasn't been much indication that the running back has made much noteworthy progress. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson look poised to head the Los Angeles backfield again this weekend against the Bengals.
Gordon (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com, coach Anthony Lynn indicated that as the week rolls along Gordon's ability to change directions and protect himself in team drills will be important factors in determining the running back's availability for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Next up for the team's backfield touches if Gordon is unavailable this weekend are Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson.
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|2016||San Diego Chargers||13||11||254||997||3.9||48||10||7||61|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||16||284||1105||3.9||87||8||5||58|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||10||10||153||802||5.2||34||9||9||44|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||12||33||192||5.8||18||0||0||0||8|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||13||11||41||419||10.2||35||2||4||0||21|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||16||58||476||8.2||49||4||4||1||22|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||10||10||44||453||10.3||66||4||5||1||20|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||San Diego Chargers||13||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||10||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|