NFL Injury Report: Doyle Placed on IR
NFL Injury Report: Doyle Placed on IR

This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.

Melvin Gordon

The Chargers running back will miss at least one week after suffering a knee injury during the team's blowout win over the Cardinals. The injury is being reported as a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain.

The injury may sound familiar to fantasy owners, as this is the exact injury sustained by Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers earlier this season. While Rodgers was able to avoid missing any time, it does not seem that Gordon will be quite as lucky.

The MCL is located on the inner aspect of the knee and provides stability to the knee joint during lateral or side-to-side movements. The Grade 2 classification, more commonly known as a partial tear, means Gordon's sprain is a more moderate injury and involved damage to specific fibers of the ligament.

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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