Found September 14, 2012 on
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According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has been cleared for contact.
The Chargers running back practiced Thursday in a helmet and full pads, five weeks from the day he broke his clavicle in the preseason. The injury occurred Aug. 9 against the Packers on Mathews’ first exhibition carry.
He was given a four-to-six week timetable to recover.
Mathews was a limited participant at Thursday’s practice, doing individual drills and seeing light reps during the team sessions. He’ll have his final practice Friday to get ready for the Chargers’ home opener Sunday against the Titans.
“I’m exactly where I want to be,” Mathews said. “It’s ultimately up to coach Norv (Turner’s) decision. … I feel good. The trainers, everybody, think I’m healing up fine. It’s going to be a day-to-day thing.”
The Chargers have to be concerned about Mathews’ durability when he comes back. The worst thing they can do is rush him back and he ends up injuring himself even more.
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San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will likely suit up against the Titans on Sunday after missing the team’s season opener with a broken collar bone.
As reported by beat writer Kevin Accee via twitter, it “Appears Ryan Mathews will play on Sun vs. TEN. Limited in practice but did take some contact in team drills for 1st time since injury on 8/9″
Mathews told reporters...
Running back Ryan Mathews has been cleared for contact but was limited in practice as the San Diego Chargers continued preparing for their home opener Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Mathews has been out since breaking his collarbone on his first carry in the exhibition opener on Aug. 9.
Coach Norv Turner says Mathews looked good in practice Thursday. The Chargers don'...
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