One week after losing wide receiver Keenan Allen to a season-ending knee injury, the San Diego Chargers now will be without running back Danny Woodhead for the rest of the 2016 campaign.
Melvin Gordon is expected to receive the majority of the Chargers’ running back workload moving forward.
The second-year back has been excellent through San Diego’s first two games with 159 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries. He ran for 102 yards in Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was his first career 100-yard game.
Make no mistake, Woodhead’s loss will be felt on the Chargers’ offense. The 31-year-old is among the best pass-catching running backs in the NFL, evidenced by his league-leading 755 receiving yards among running backs last season.
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