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Ryan Mathews: I’m sitting out Week One, focused on Week Two

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Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is planning to sit out his team’s Monday night opener against the Raiders as he continues to recover from a broken collarbone. But he thinks that’s the only game he’ll miss.

“I haven’t been cleared for contact, and I think we’re just going to wait this week,” Mathews said, via U-T San Diego. “I probably won’t be playing in this game. But the next game, that’s what I’m looking for now. I don’t know about the team, but me personally, now I’m looking for that [Week Two] game against Tennessee.”

Mathews, who broke his clavicle on August 9, had previously been adamant that he’ll play in the regular-season opener. But the Chargers were never promising he’d be back that quickly, saying from the beginning that Mathews would miss 4-6 weeks. So far it has been four weeks and two days, and Mathews hasn’t been cleared for contact yet.

“They just want to be on the cautious side,” Mathews said. “It’s been a lot of hard work, but you can’t do anything about it. You really can’t. You’ve just go to do what you can do, cheer on your teammates as much as you can. Like I said, my goal is to try to be ready by next week.”

Ronnie Brown is expected to start at running back for the Chargers on Monday night.

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11 Responses to “Ryan Mathews: I’m sitting out Week One, focused on Week Two”
  1. patfic15 says: Sep 8, 2012 9:19 AM

    Ryan Mathews: I’m sitting out Week ____, focused on Week ____.

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  2. flavordave says: Sep 8, 2012 9:45 AM

    A huge piece of glass in a uniform. Guys like Ryan Mathews and Knowshon Moreno create matchup problems for their own teams. You never know week to week.

  3. raiderrob21 says: Sep 8, 2012 9:49 AM

    “he thinks thats the only game hell miss”
    Well he better think again! Guys like a piece of glass and is always hurt.

  4. eaglesfan036 says: Sep 8, 2012 9:49 AM

    Chargers will be passing a lot because Ronnie Brown was terrible last season.

  5. slickster35 says: Sep 8, 2012 10:01 AM

    Luckily the Chargers are playing one of the worst teams in the NFL week one.

  6. paulnoga says: Sep 8, 2012 10:33 AM

    Mathews is probably happy that he is not playing behind one of the worst O lines in the league.

  7. wtfchiefs says: Sep 8, 2012 11:25 AM

    Luckily the Chargers are playing one of the worst teams in the NFL week one.
    ====================================

    Luckily the Raiders are playing a team they beat last year.

  8. db105 says: Sep 8, 2012 12:03 PM

    Nice of him to inform the opposing team of intentions.

  9. schmitty2 says: Sep 8, 2012 1:03 PM

    raiderrob21 says:
    Sep 8, 2012 9:49 AM
    “he thinks thats the only game hell miss”
    Well he better think again! Guys like a piece of glass and is always hurt.

    Got to love when a Raider’s fan talks about another teams RB being made of glass

  10. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Sep 8, 2012 1:15 PM

    eaglesfan036 says:
    Sep 8, 2012 9:49 AM
    Chargers will be passing a lot because Ronnie Brown was terrible last season.
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    It’s loot like the Raiders really shut any opposing RBs down last year either.

  11. raiderapologist says: Sep 8, 2012 6:46 PM

    slickster35 says: Sep 8, 2012 10:01 AM

    Luckily the Chargers are playing one of the worst teams in the NFL week one.
    —–
    …said the guy whose team hasn’t won a playoff game since 1993.

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