Chargers Coach Reaffirms Melvin Gordon Is Starter, Doubtful To Play Sunday

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Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn doesn’t believe RB Melvin Gordon will play this week against the Dolphins.

“Never say never, but doubt he’ll play this weekend,” said Lynn h/t Omar Ruiz.

In regards to Gordon’s role, he remains the starting running back for the Chargers. Lynn confirmed with this:

“He’s our starter. No doubt,” Lynn said. “As soon as Melvin’s ready, he’ll go back. He’ll go back to number one.”

Austin Ekeler, who has been having a great year in Gordon’s absence, will return to his backup role once Gordon is good to go.