San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon returned to on-field drills Monday after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee in January, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Gordon missed the final two games of the 2015 season after sustaining a cartilage tear in his left knee on Dec. 20. The procedure he reportedly underwent comes with a four to six month recovery period, and Gordon is expected to be at full speed by the start of training camp.
“I’m getting better. I’m getting better,” Gordon said to the Union-Tribune. “I’m not where I want to be, but I think I’m ahead of schedule. I’m sprinting pretty well. I’m cutting. … No question, I’ll be ready for training camp. I’m not even worried about that.”
Gordon played in 14 games, including 13 starts, as a rookie last season, rushing for 641 yards. He also made 33 receptions for 192 yards.