Found August 10, 2012 on Kramerica Sports:

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered a broken collarbone on his first carry of the game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

Mathews was reportedly targeted by head coach Norv Turner to become a workhorse back this season with the departure of Mike Tolbert to the Panthers. The one knock against Mathews has been the fact that he is injury prone – a trait that appears to be true.

Mathews will undergo surgery on his broken clavicle and will miss up to six weeks of action. According to Mike Florio of, Ronnie Brown and Jackie Battle will likely carry the load for the Bolts at the start of the season. It is also possible that the team may sign a veteran free agent running back like Cedric Benson.


Mathews breaks collarbone on first carry

San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews is expected to miss at least a month after breaking his collarbone in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night. Mathews was injured on his first carry of the preseason in the first quarter and did not return to the game. He is expected to have surgery Friday morning and coach Norv Turner said he'll be...

Ryan Mathews Suffers Shoulder Injury

Running back Ryan Mathews came out of the game after making just one carry Thursday in the Chargers' exhibition opener versus the Packers. Apparently the star halfback suffered a shoulder injury.Fantasy Spin:There's no reason to risk injury in a meaningless preseason game so San Diego probably just took Mathews out as a precaution. The Chargers are expecting big things from...

Chargers’ Ryan Mathews out 4-6 weeks with broken collarbone

The Chargers took a big hit when running back Ryan Mathews went down with what was later found to be a broken collarbone during the Chargers’ 1st preseason game. Mathews was set to be the Chargers’ “everything back” in Norv Turner’s offense, in his 3rd year in the league after going 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. With a career 4.7 YPC and above average pass catching...

Ryan Mathews Out 4-to-6 Weeks with Broken Clavicle

(Sports Network) - San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews suffered a broken clavicle in the opening quarter of his team's first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Mathews suffered the injury on his only carry of the contest, a five-yard run. He will have surgery Friday and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. The third-year Fresno State product rushed...

Ryan Mathews knocked out of Chargers preseason opener with shoulder injury

AP Photo The San Diego Chargers are looking for running back Ryan Mathews to have a big season. Unfortunately Mathews only carried the ball one time and was immediately knocked out of tonight’s game with a shoulder injury.  Mathews is certainly a talented running back, but this has been his biggest problem in his short career, he can’t stay healthy.

RB Ryan Mathews breaks clavicle in Chargers victory over the Packers

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...

Ryan Mathews’ fractured clavicle “is not that bad”

AP Photo According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, he’s been hearing that Chargers running back Ryan Mathews’ fractured clavicle “is not that bad.” I’m not sure how a broken bone isn’t bad.  I guess it could be a clean break, which is a good things.  But at the end of the day, it’s not good sign when a running back like Mathews suffers a broken clavicle...

Ryan Mathews out with a broken clavical

AP Photo According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune,  Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered a broken clavical in tonight’s preseason game.  He’s expected to be out for the next four to six weeks. Chargers head coach Norv Turner says Mathews will undergo surgery on Friday.

Thursday NFL Training Camp Notes

Obviously, the big news is Ryan Mathews out 4-6 weeks with a broken clavicle. Even if he were back for Week 1 or 2, it's hard not to see him as a Darren McFadden-level injury risk at this point - and remember - McFadden's healthy right now. Look for Ronnie Brown to see extra work early on - unless the Chargers bringing in the carcass of Cedric Benson or Ryan Grant. ...
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