Broncos star reportedly out for Patriots game due to 'illness'


Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon will reportedly sit for Sunday's matchup against the New England Patriots.

Gordon, who was sent home from Friday practice after feeling unwell, did not travel with his team on Saturday for the game at Gillette Stadium owing to an unspecified illness, according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver.

Friday reports said Gordon was sent home with an ailment unrelated to COVID-19.

The Patriots, meanwhile, were expected to get back quarterback Cam Newton and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore after their recent bouts with coronavirus.

The news caps a tumultuous week for the Broncos and Gordon, who was charged with DUI in Denver on Tuesday.