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Ryan Mathews Injury: San Diego Chargers RB Leaves With Calf Strain

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is on the sidelines after suffering a calf strain early in Sunday's matchup with the Denver Broncos. Mathews headed to the locker room for further examination, and though he returned to the sidelines, he's yet to return to the game.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, Mathews is questionable to return.

Ryan Mathews is out of Chargers game with calf strain. his return is questionable.

Mathews is on the sideline, but has his calf wrapped up, as well. Prior to the injury, he'd been effective, rushing for 60 yards on seven carries, shouldering the bulk of the load for the Chargers in the running game. With Mathews out, Jacob Hester and Mike Tolbert are splitting time, with each carrying the ball four times thus far.

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