The Chargers running back participated in on-field drills Monday. Afterward, he acknowledged he is not yet 100 percent, still working back from a January knee procedure. Sources said that Gordon underwent microfracture surgery and was given a recovery timetable of four to six months.
That phrase, microfracture surgery, carries an ominous connotation.
Despite touching the ball 117 times in his rookie season, Gordon is still yet to score his first NFL touchdown. He finished the season with just 3.5 yards per attempt and 6 fumbles in 14 games.
He is expected to once again be the team’s starting running back, ahead of Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver, behind a revamped offensive line that has a new Offensive Line Coach and a new Offensive Coordinator in Ken Whisenhunt.