Gordon limped to the locker room midway through the first quarter.
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon exited Los Angeles' wild-card matchup against the Ravens in the first quarter on Sunday, limping to the locker room with a knee injury. He returned on the Chargers' next offensive series, sporting a knee brace.
The third-year running back was stopped short of the goal line as the Chargers approached the end zone. He was tended to on the ground at MT&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore before walking to the sideline after second down. He rushed three times for eight yards before exiting the game.
Los Angeles settled for a field goal on the drive to get its first points of the afternoon, taking a 3-0 lead over Baltimore.
He finished the game with 40 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries as the Chargers won 23-17 to advance to the divisional round where they will face the Patriots.