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Ryan Mathews in a Car Accident Last Night

By Ernie Padaon

July 26, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) reaches out to catch a ball during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Mathews has some minor injuries from a car accident last night (SDUT). He was part of a two-vehicle collision around Sports Arena. According to the officer on the scene, Mathews was entering east Interstate-8 at Sports Arena Blvd and lost control of his car and hit another vehicle.  He was taken to the hospital after complaining of pain. The officer said that it does not appear drugs or alcohol were involved.

Mathews was involved in the morning practice, but they mainly focused on special teams. We will have to see if he participates in the afternoon practice.


Ryan Mathews walking onto the practice field. Not wearing a helmet. Will watch practice after overnight car crash.

— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) July 31, 2012