Chargers' Gordon out for rest of year with knee injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie running back Melvin Gordon of the San Diego Chargers has torn cartilage in his left knee and will miss the final two games of the season.

Gordon was hurt late in the second quarter of Sunday's emotional 30-14 victory against Miami, which might have been the Chargers' last game in San Diego if Dean Spanos can get his fellow owners to approve a move to an industrial suburb of Los Angeles.

Gordon, the team's first-round draft pick, didn't score a touchdown or have a 100-yard game while running behind an inefficient offensive line.

He also was benched twice due to fumbles. He lost four of his six fumbles.

San Diego (4-10) has only three rushing touchdowns this season, all by Danny Woodhead.


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