Chargers RB Ryan Mathews done for season after breaking left clavicle
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Chargers RB Ryan Mathews done for season after breaking left clavicle

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews @rmathews24 began the season by breaking his right clavicle His season ended today after he broke his left clavicle. The injury took place in the second quarter after Mathews had carried the ball four times for 22 yards and caught three passes for eight yards. His return was orginally deemed questionable, but he was later ruled out. Ronnie Brown didn't play in the game versus the Panthers because of a hamstring injury, and it was Curtis Brinkley @boonah920 and Jackie Battle who split the backfield snaps with Mathews out of the picture.
Mathews broke his right collarbone in the first preseason game of the year back in August.

Fantasy Analysis:

Such a typical Ryan Mathews end. The dude just hasn't proven that he can stay healthy at the NFL level. And on a day that he had a fantastic matchup and was reportedly looking at a career-high in touches, Mathews disappoints his fantasy owners once again. That's cruel to say, because he had no control over the injury, obviously. But it goes to show how much risk Mathews carries for next year's drafts. The Chargers looked flat-out awful in this game. You shouldn't depend on anyone in this backfield in Week 16 versus the Jets. It'll likely be a crowded timeshare anyway.

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