We now have a better idea why Ryan Mathews finished both his playoff games this month as a spectator.
U-T San Diego reported Monday that the San Diego Chargers running back was attempting to play through a high ankle sprain. The injury typically comes with a recovery timetable of four to six weeks. Mathews didn't miss one. "It was tough," Mathews said Monday. "I wanted to be out there every play just to help them." Source13 Jan, 09:13 PM
Chargers expect RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) to play vs. the Broncos. Source12 Jan, 08:37 AM
Despite not practicing all week, the Chargers expected to have Mathews on the field for today's game against the Broncos. Considering he is not 100 percent, expect both Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown to get extended work in the Chargers rushing game. Analyst: Matthew Beck View Profile
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) continued to take the same path to game participation as he did last week. He missed his second straight practice Thursday, but is expected to return Friday and play against Denver. Source9 Jan, 02:30 PM
Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not practicing on Wednesday. Source8 Jan, 02:26 PM
Mathews has been dealing with the same ankle sprain for nearly a month now and surprisingly has played through it. The Chargers are going to need all hands on deck this week as they try and slay the dragon known as Peyton Manning. Analyst: Jeff Mans View Profile