On Wednesday afternoon, the football world learned that Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was coping with an injury.
In response to head coach Nathaniel Hackett, Gordon suffered a foot injury. He said the team was managing the situation, however the longtime NFL running back wasn’t on the practice field today.
While fans are feeling bad for Gordon, they’re excited to see what second-year running back Javonte Williams can do with the additional carries.
“Hope Melvin Gordon is OK. Here comes the Javonte Williams hype now,” reporter Jamey Eisenberg said.
“Any form of missed playing time for Melvin means Javonte has every and any opportunity to point out the brand new coaching staff he must be their every down back,” one other fan said.
Earlier this offseason, Gordon made it clear he wasn’t going to back down from Williams.
“I told George once I was on the table, I told him I’m not going to put down,” Gordon said. “I do know loads of persons are wanting me to take a backseat. I get it. It’s been like that for some time. It was like that once I was with the Chargers. Everyone wanted Austin (Ekeler) to begin. I just come out here and do my thing. Thanks for the motivation, everybody. I appreciate ya all for the additional motivation. I want it.”
A foot injury give Williams the advantage, but can Gordon make a comeback?