ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the initial word on Eagles RB Ryan Mathews is that he suffered a sprained MCL during Sunday’s against the Seahawks.
The expectation is that Mathews will be further evaluated over next 24 hours.
A sprained MCL can end up costing a player a few weeks, but it would be great news if his knee injury has nothing to do with his ACL.
Mathews, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2010. He’s currently in the second year of his three-year, $11 million contract that included $5 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $3 million in 2016 and another $4 million next year.
Entering today’s game, Mathews had appeared in nine games and rushed for 396 yards on 95 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with 11 receptions for 94 yards receiving and eight total touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Mathews’ injury as the news is available.