Running back Melvin Gordon is not traveling with the Denver Broncos and will be looking for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Gordon did not train on Friday and was sent home due to an illness. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said the disease was not related to COVID-19.
The team leader carries (65), rushing yards (281) and rushing touchdowns (3) during this time, Gordon is being treated by medical personnel.
Phillip Lindsay, who is expected to play in his first game since his finger was injured in the first half of the opening season, and Royce Freeman is the only other running besides Gordon in the current 53-man roster. Jeremy Cox is expected to be promoted to the active list from the training squad to provide depth in running back.
9News first reported that Gordon will not play on Sunday.
ESPN Jeff Legwold contributed to this report.