Chargers RB Ryan Mathews Returned To Friday Practice

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs for a short gain during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was back on the practice field on Friday. It seems that he has cleared his concussion tests and could be available for the Chargers on Monday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Mathews suffered a concussion against the Oakland Raiders when he took a knee to the head. He didn’t return to the game and missed practice on Thursday.

The Chargers have Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown at the running back position if Mathews is unable to go, but the roster is more rounded with him available. He gets the bulk of the carries out of the backfield, even though he doesn’t get the bulk of the snaps.

With Mathews available, the team can return back to it’s rotation of Woodhead, Brown and Mathews. Hopefully they all can hold onto the football! Turnovers killed us last week and we can’t have a sloppy game like that again.