Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is done for the season with a torn ACL, according to multiple reports.
Woodhead suffered the injury Sunday against the Jaguars when linebacker Telvin Smith hit him in the knee.
It’s a big blow for the Chargers and the second week in a row that they’ve lost a significant part of their offense to a season-ending knee injury. In Week One, San Diego lost wide receiver Keenan Allen.
Melvin Gordon, a second-year running back who is off to a good start this season, will presumably get even more playing time now. Kenneth Farrow will back Gordon up and Andre Williams is the third running back on the Chargers’ depth chart.
The Chargers will likely miss Woodhead more in the passing game than in the running game; last year he had 80 catches for 755 yards and six touchdowns.