Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/10/12
SAN DIEGO — San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews will undergo surgery Friday morning for a broken clavicle/collarbone. The injury-prone back was hurt on his first pre-season carry during Thursday night’s 21-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. “It’s just unfortunate,” quarterback Philip Rivers told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “His first carry of the season. He’ll stay strong. We’ll keep him strong and upbeat because I know how excited he was about the season. He was openly commenting about how excited he was and how hard he’s trained. He’ll still bounce back and have a great year.” “It’s very unfortunate,” cornerback Antoine Cason said. “It sucks. This is the first time I’m hearing about it. All I can say is it’s unfortunate for a guy with so much potential. He’s been working his butt off. That’s all he can ask of himself, to hold himself accountable for us and for himself.” Mathews will be out four to six weeks according to Chargers coach Norv Turne
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