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Ryan Mathews Expects to Play Against Chiefs


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

There is a bit of concern for San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mathews left the locker room today in a walking boot after injuring his ankle in the game against the Oakland Raiders. Mathews was able to play some on the busted ankle, but he was the last one out of the locker room and needed that walking boot.

Still, he expects to play in the game against the Chiefs on Sunday:

When headed to the parking lot, he called the boot “more precautionary than anything” and added that he expects to play next week against the Chiefs.

“I feel good. Sore,” Mathews said. “Tough game. Tough yards. … It’s football. It’s a contact sport, so stuff’s going to happen. It happened to me.” – Michael Gehlken

Mathews has carried the team on his back in the running game. If he has to miss any time, the offense will lose a bit of their edge. He gains tough yards on offense and he has been huge in the red zone for the offense. He has helped the team control the football and will be needed if the Chargers are able to sneak into the playoffs.

Before the season, would many of us even think that Ryan Mathews would be a key player to the offense?

He definitely is one of the key players on offense. His work in the running game can not go unnoticed and that fumbling habit is no longer in sight. Hope Ryan is well and is able to make some plays against the Chiefs and in the playoffs.