Early in the first quarter of the Chargers-Panthers game on Sunday the Chargers’ MVP and star running back Melvin Gordon had to be carted off the field after diving for a loose ball.
Gordon, in his sophomore year, is in the midst of a breakout year and ranks fourth in the league in rushing yards with 992 and fifth in rushing TDs with 10.
The injury to Gordon is obviously a huge blow to the Chargers, but also to fantasy football owners across the country. Gordon has been a dominant fantasy player all year long and him being lost to an injury in the first week of the fantasy football playoffs for many is a brutal blow.
Gordon’s return has been listed as questionable, so fantasy owners and Chargers fans alike can only hope that the running back is able to return to the game at some point.