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Report: Ryan Mathews played through high ankle sprain

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Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was limited to just 23 snaps in two postseason games because of an ankle injury.

We now know a little more about the severity of Mathews’ injury.

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Mathews was dealing with a high ankle sprain.

The AFC’s second-leading rusher in the regular season, Mathews played just 18 snaps in San Diego’s January 5 wild-card win at Cincinnati, rushing for 52 yards on 13 carries and catching two passes for 12 yards.

In the week leading up to Sunday’s divisional playoff game at Denver, Mathews didn’t practice at all, and he played just five snaps in the loss to the Broncos, carrying the ball each time and gaining a combined 26 yards.

Mathews, 26, played in all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his pro career in 2013. He is entering the final year of his contract.

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7 Responses to “Report: Ryan Mathews played through high ankle sprain”
  1. johndank says: Jan 13, 2014 8:56 PM

    Mathews has grown into a top 5 back. dudes a warrior

  2. raiderapologist says: Jan 13, 2014 9:07 PM

    Nobody cares. It’s a business.

  3. GenXJay says: Jan 13, 2014 9:07 PM

    dudes grown into an unfortunate piece of glass.

  4. dannymac17 says: Jan 13, 2014 9:30 PM

    i dont ever remember RUN PMS playing through a high ankle sprain, he was usually doubtful with feelings

  5. dasmol says: Jan 13, 2014 10:11 PM

    The only surprise is that it was a high ankle sprain, not that he was playing hurt. If we can keep the majority of the O line healthy, and maybe even pick up a guy or two, Matthews will go off next season.

    The window is wide open for the Bolts.

  6. bizieman says: Jan 13, 2014 11:12 PM

    He is weak and he was scared to play against Denver. Just like his predecessor LaDainian Thompson. Both were useless in the playoffs. Crybabies!

  7. joetoronto says: Jan 14, 2014 3:29 AM

    Just another Charger bust.

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