Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs for a short gain during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Mathews Not Practicing on Wednesday


San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was not on the practice field on Wednesday. Mathews was likely getting a rest today after taking on the huge load last weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mathews finished that game with a career high 144 yards on the ground.

Mathews has a busted ankle and the team is likely trying to get him some rest.  He played the game against the Chiefs with the busted ankle and still finished with a career high in rushing yards. Any extra time that he can spend off of his ankle will be helpful.

Mathews is expected to play against Cincinnati and will likely be a big factor in the game. He will get a lot of touches and will be looking to deal punishment to the Bengals defenders.

Also not practicing, wide receiver Eddie Royal. Royal has not been practicing for a while, but he has been able to participate in game still with a bad toe. Kendall Reyes did get on the practice field for the Chargers on Wednesday.

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  • arnie

    It’s funny how we’ve gone from waiting for RM24 next fumble, to being worried on pins an needles if he’s going to play?
    Funny how two firings turned our perspective of one player around.

    • boltingindiego

      theres 3 things that has let rm24 turn his game around. 1) hes getting the ball and making plays. 2) Hes not fumbling when hes getting the rock 3) hes healthy this year where injuries haven’t prevented from playing.

      • arnie

        All true. It just can’t be understated that coaching changes, and a new direction in management have made contributions to his turn a round.
        Making plays means he’s earned more carries and changes were to made to the offense. His Fumbling wasn’t the result of magic, more about the Staff developing his skills an having confidence in him. As for health, it helped they made changes in trainers and conditioning. Put all that together, and RM24 has developed a tougher mind set. The proof is in the last game, he wasn’t 100%, and played through injury.

  • JoseSD

    I may be wrong but isn’t the team 6-0 when Mathews has 20 or more carries