The Chargers have been using rookie Kenneth Farrow as Melvin Gordon's replacement. But now, Farrow is also going on Injured Reserve. He suffered a shoulder injury during San Diego's loss to the lowly Cleveland Browns on Saturday and his season is over.
Gordon is still considered day-to-day with his injury, but with the Chargers' season all but over, it doesn't make much sense to risk further injury in Week 17. If he sits, San Diego will incredibly be without its top five running backs for the regular season finale.
Ronnie Hillman -- who was cut by the Broncos just before the start of the season, signed with the Vikings in late September and stayed there for two months before being released and then catching on with San Diego -- is the team's only healthy running back on the active roster.
It doesn't seem likely Gordon will play. The story mentioned a possible Andre Williams return since he was on the team's practice squad at one point this season. Looks like Hillman could be in store for a nice workload in what is a tough matchup, however.