Chargers RB Melvin Gordon underwent microfracture surgery

San Diego Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Melvin Gordon is ready to move on from his rookie season.

There is just one aspect he must put behind him first.

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.

While some past cases warrant the association, a high concern level about Gordon’s short- and long-term recovery is not sensed here. He expects to practice without limitation well before the start of training camp in late July.

Fantasy Impact: 

The article says that Gordon should be ready to practice before training camp, but the surgery is worrisome nonetheless. Gordon is coming off of a very disappointing rookie season (3.5 YPC) and surgery is not the way to start your offseason.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason