Ryan Mathews Injury: 'No Doubt' He'll Be Ready Week 1

One week after fracturing his clavicle on his first carry in the San Diego Chargers' first preseason game, Ryan Mathews has said there is 'no doubt' that he'll be ready to start in Week 1 of the regular season against the Raiders on Sept. 10.

Mathews was expected to miss four-to-six weeks with that injury, which could have held him out one or two weeks of the regular season, but he told XTRA Sports 1360 that he is out of his sling and healing ahead of schedule. It remains to be seen if Mathews is just being optimistic, or if team doctors agree with his prognosis.

The Chargers will need to rely heavily on the Mathews this season with the loss of RB Mike Tolbert, but Mathews has always had injury problems dating back to college. Ronnie Brown takes Tolbert's place as Mathews backup this year.

For more news on the Chargers and Mathews, check out Bolts from the Blue.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.