Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 11/11/14

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 14: Running back Ryan Mathews of the San Diego Chargers carries for a first down on fourth and one against the Chicago Bears on August 14, 2010 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Heading into this season, many pundits had pegged San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews as a first-round draft choice. As a disclaimer, I’ve already been burned with Mathews in the past, so I have a bitter taste in my mouth over that selection. I was however, ready to give him the benefit of the doubt and give him some serious consideration this season. That was before he broke his clavicle last week. Early reports suggested that the Chargers only expected Mathews out up to 4 weeks, then the estimate became 6 weeks and now there is even more concerning news. Dr. Neil Ghodadra suggested that Mathews will be out eight weeks, perhaps longer. Let it be known that Dr. Ghodadra has not examined Mathews personally, but he was the team doctor for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls and is very familiar with sports injuries.Eight weeks puts his return into the month of October. Ghodadra suggests that if Mathews returns too early, he will have an elevated risk of re-injuring his clavicle. Ma...
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