Chargers RB Melvin Gordon underwent microfracture surgery in the offseason

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon

It was revealed today that Melvin Gordon, whom the San Diego Chargers traded up and then drafted in the 1st round of the 2015 NFL Draft, underwent microfracture surgery over the offseason.

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.



4 thoughts on “Chargers RB Melvin Gordon underwent microfracture surgery in the offseason

  1. Mark Viguri

    Except for McCoy always taking Gordon out in the red zone Gordon had same stats as LT’s rookie year. Imagine LT having to sit down every time the Chargers got close to the goal line, but then it’s none of my business.

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