Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/27/12

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 03: Running back Ryan Mathews of the San Diego Chargers scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Qualcomm Stadium on October 3, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Cardinals 41-10. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Running back Ryan Mathews continues to target the Chargers' regular-season opener as he recovers from a broken clavicle.

"I'm definitely ahead of schedule," Mathews told the North County Times. "I've always been a fast healer, and that's proving true right now. My range of motion is improving and I'm feeling really good. I've been staying upbeat about an unfortunate situation, and everything I do right now is about getting healthy. Honestly, I can't wait to get back on the field."

General manager A.J. Smith signed veteran tailbacks Ronnie Brown and Jackie Battle to one-year deals in the offseason, but no one on the Chargers has rushed for more than 50 yards during the preseason in Mathews' absence.

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