Chargers running back Ryan Mathews received good news on the fractured clavicle that he suffered earlier this preseason. Mathews has been cleared to begin upper-body excercises on his left side. With this good news, Mathews believes he can be ready for the Chargers season opener.
“But I feel I’ll be ready,” Mathews said, via Michael Gehiken of the Union-Tribune San Diego. “I’ve been doing everything right. Eating right. Doing what I can. I think I’ll be straight.”
If Mathews is able to come back in time for the Chargers season opener, it would be a huge shot in the arm for the team’s offense. Although, it seems unlikely that Mathews’ clavicle will be fully healed just one month after fracturing it. Expect the Chargers to play it safe and hold their star running back out of the season opener to insure that his clavicle is fully healed and ready for the remainder of the season.