Chargers RB Melvin Gordon looking to ‘knock off some rust’ before playoffs
The Los Angeles Chargers have been one of the best teams in the league this season and are one of only two teams in the AFC to have clinched a playoff spot at this point. However, Philip Rivers and company have one major concern with star running back Melvin Gordon trying to get healthy and back on the field before the postseason.
Gordon has been dealing with a sprained knee and is expected to make his return in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens who are fighting for a playoff spot. The 25-year-old back is hoping to shed some rust before the playoffs get underway in a few weeks, via Jeff Miller of the LA Times.
“It’s going to be tough,” Gordon said. “But we’re going to go out there and knock off some rust and get myself ready for the playoffs.”
Although Gordon could’ve taken the field in the highly anticipated matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs this past week, head coach Anthony Lynn decided against it to avoid potentially losing him for the rest of the way, via Miller.
“He was just trying to look out for what’s best for me and what’s best for the team,” Gordon said. “He felt it would be selfish to put me out there and something potentially happens and [they] lose me for the rest of the year.”
Fortunately for Los Angeles, the team was able to get the best of the Chiefs even without Gordon coming out of the backfield. That win over Kansas City punched their ticket to the playoffs with this team expected to be a force to be a reckoned with in the postseason.
The Chargers will take on the Ravens in Week 16 and finish their regular season against the Denver Broncos.