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Report: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) could miss Saturday's game

Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) runs against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) runs against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Melvin Gordon's lackluster preseason just took a turn for the worse.

The Chargers' first-round pick could miss Saturday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL Media's Rand Getlin.

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Gordon could've used the live game reps this week. The Wisconsin product netted only 11 yards on six carries last week, looking skittish and impatient in his first professional action.

He told reporters this week he was focused on the Cardinals' defense. Instead, it'll be up to Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver -- two backs who outshone Gordon in his last outing-- to do the heavy lifting.

(h/t Rand Getlin on Twitter)