Analysis: The initial diagnosis gave Mathews 4-6 weeks on his timetable for a return. Opening day for San Diego will put him right at four weeks, but Mathews seems to believe he will be good to go at this point. He was been wearing an attachment to his clavicle that is supposed to stimulate the bone and speed up recovery, so fantasy owners can only hope that process will actually help. The Chargers don't have any solid options at running back behind Mathews. Ronnie Brown appears to be the front-runner for work while Mathews is out. However, Norv Turner will likely divvy up the carries among a platoon still.
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