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Broncos Get Great News on Melvin Gordon's Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Denver Broncos have received great news regarding RB Melvin Gordon's latest injury update.
The Denver Broncos have received great news regarding RB Melvin Gordon's latest injury update. / Justin Edmonds/GettyImages

As the Denver Broncos prepare for a Week 5 clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team received a great injury update regarding running back Melvin Gordon.

Gordon, who's been dealing with a lower leg contusion this week, will be good to go for Sunday's matchup, according to sources close to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The seventh-year veteran sat out of practice on Wednesday and was a limited participant on Thursday, so this is certainly great news for Broncos fans.

Melvin Gordon Injury Update

During the offseason, Gordon spoke about how he wanted to prove to his haters that he's still a "high-caliber back." Much to Denver's delight, the former first-round pick has done exactly that.

Gordon has rushed the ball 51 times this season for 248 yards (4.9 yards per carry) and a pair of touchdowns. He's also been involved as a pass-catcher, hauling in eight balls for 87 yards.

What's even more impressive is that Gordon has accomplished that playing just 53% of Denver's offensive snaps while he splits time with rookie RB Javonte Williams. The latter has been productive in his own right, recording 236 total yards from scrimmage and a TD through his first four career games.

Both Gordon and Williams could be in for a tough challenge against the Steelers this weekend. Pittsburgh has done well against the run in 2021, allowing just 99.0 rushing yards (11th) and 0.2 touchdowns on the ground (T-1st) per game.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.