Chargers runningback Melvin Gordon injured his knee during San Diego’s final home game against the Dolphins on December 20th. Sources have now confirmed the injury was severe enough to require microfracture knee surgery in January. While some athletes have struggled to return to their original form following the procedure, Gordon is certain he’ll make a full recovery in time for training camp.
“No question, I’ll definitely be ready for training camp,” Gordon said. “I’m not even worried about that.”
“I’m getting better,” Gordon said. “I’m not where I want to be right now, but I think I’m ahead of schedule. I’m sprinting pretty good, cutting. I try to do a little more every day. The trainers kind of push me to do a little bit more every day, so I can be ready.”
Before the injury ended his rookie season, Gordon rushed for 641 yards on 184 carries.