Running back Melvin Gordon is not traveling with the Denver Broncos and will miss Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, a source told ESPN.
Gordon did not practice Friday and was sent home due to an illness. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said the disease was not COVID-19 related.
The team leader in carries (65), rushing yards (281) and rushing touchdowns (3) this season, Gordon was treated by the medical staff.
Phillip Lindsay, who is expected to play in his first game since injuring his toe in the first half of the season opener, and Royce Freeman are the only other running backs besides Gordon on the current 53-man roster. Jeremy Cox is expected to be elevated to the active list from the training group to provide depth by running back.
9News first reported that Gordon would not play on Sunday.