Melvin Gordon can pack his bags and head to Detroit as he will soon be needed by the Los Angeles Chargers in their next game. LA Chargers will face off against Detroit Lions on Sunday, September 15 in the Week 2 of NFL 2019 season games. While Gordon and the Chargers were not on talking terms, things have changed after their game against Indianapolis Colts.
Even though the Chargers emerged victorious against the Andrew Luck-less Colts, a lot of their players got injured. Colts vs Chargers was a close game and Jacoby Brissett couldn’t adjust to the starting position and hence LA managed a 30-24 victory. But in the same match, Hunter Henry and Mike Williams got injured. It means the Chargers roster seriously need a powerful running back and Melvin Gordon can get back in the team.
Hunter Henry and Mike Williams Injury
Hunter Henry, the tight end for the Chargers team suffered from a tibia plateau fracture in his left knee during the Sunday game against the Colts. It could increase their problems a lot as their wide receiver Mike Williams also suffered a knee injury during the same match. It is not clear that both the players will appear in the Week 2 Sunday game against Detroit Lions or not.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2019
Mike Williams said his knee tightened up while the Colts went on their game-tying drive, so that's why he wasn't on the field for the end of regulation or OT. Said he doesn't expect to miss any time. #Chargers
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) September 9, 2019
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 injuries the worst part about this game man … gosh
— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) September 11, 2019
The Chargers have currently placed Hunter and Williams on the injured players list. NFL experts are saying that the injury may take a month or two and the Chargers have signed Anthony Johnson as a replacement. The next name to be added in their roster could be Melvin Gordon as the team needs some heavy reinforcements.
Return of Melvin Gordon to Chargers
Melvin Gordon wanted something in the range of Ezekiel Elliott, Todd Gurley or Le’Veon Bell as his running back salary. The Los Angeles Chargers were ready to offer $10 million per year but declined and asked for more. The holdout could have ended earlier but Gordon tried to be smart and started following other NFL teams including the Philadelphia Eagles on Instagram and it made it worse.
Players that could come back by the half way mark into the season or later
Stay strong for the first of the season Chargers
— LA Chargers Film⚡️🏈🎥 (@ChargerFilmRoom) September 11, 2019
The Chargers ended trade negotiations with him and asked him to find a new team on his own. But it looks like now is the time to forget older things as the Chargers and Gordon could come on some sort of agreement and adjust to a salary in between.