Ryan Mathews Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Clavicle

Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs the ball as Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) persues the play during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

So much for a break out year. If Ryan Mathews is going to have a breakout year it will have to start later than we want and the fragile label will be firmly attached. Ryan suffered a broken clavicle after taking one carry in the game and will have surgery on it tomorrow. The recovery is expected to take 4-6 weeks or if you are Jared Gaither, we will never know how long it will take.

Now the opportunity to start will go to Ronnie Brown. He has the experience to back him and that was the main reason he was brought over. It will open up chances for Edwin Baker, Michael Hayes or Curtis Brinkley to get a roster spot.

Remember that kid story humpty dumpty?

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  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    This really sucks… I’m just socked that we can never seem to keep our key players on the field!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

    Ouch!!! Glad there are many RBs in camp that are highly capable of “shouldering” the load….Get it??? Get well RM24…..Go Chargers!!!!

  • Joey Nicks

    Dude this hurts, BUT like @facebook-1654577989:disqus said we have bulk at RB position. Time for Ronnie’s rebirth! Step up baby!

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  • arnie

    we did know he has a history of injuries in the scouting report? Aj ignored it.
    get well Ryan, see you in week 9.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    Damn. Damn. Damn.

  • Pels04

    Still like Brinkley. He better make the squad. I say start him with Mathews out

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