by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) Chargers coach Mike McCoy confirmed Ryan Mathews' sprained MCL in his Monday press conference, after reports surfaced that an MRI showed Mathews suffered the injury Sunday.
Mathews is expected to miss four or more weeks as a result of the injury, which will not require surgery.
Report: MRI confirms MCL sprain for Ryan Mathews
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had an MRI taken on his right knee Monday, and NFL.com reports the exam carried with it bad news.
According to the report, Mathews has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL that could keep him out 4-5 weeks, though the team has not yet confirmed the results at this time.
The Chargers don't have a bye until Week 10, so whatever time Mathews misses will come with an associated game missed. This timetable likely puts him out until at least Week 7 against Kansas City.
Report: Ryan Mathews has sprained MCL
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) The early diagnosis on Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is that he suffered a sprained MCL, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Mathews was carted off in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
Mathews will undergo further tests Monday, the report said. If the the initial diagnosis proves correct, Mathews could return within a month or so.
Ryan Mathews struggles before knee injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had a tough game Sunday against the Seahawks.
Mathews gained 31 yards on 11 carries. He caught two passes for 26 yards. Mathews had to be carted off the field after recovering a fumble. He managed to come up with the ball, but injured his right knee on the play. Mathews is set to have an MRI on his knee Monday.
The Chargers take on the Bills Week 3 if Mathews can go.
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Ryan Mathews had the rebound season many Fantasy owners were hoping for in 2013. But now he has to do it again -- and it won’t be easy. San Diego added Donald Brown as a free agent this offseason and, in theory, Donald Brown will replace Ronnie Brown and allow Mathews the chance to shine. But Donald Brown will be more of a factor this year. It would be a shame to limit Mathews' touches since he was a star last season with 285 carries for 1,255 yards and six touchdowns and 26 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers are saying all the right things about Mathews, who is entering a contract year, and we still consider him a No. 2 Fantasy running back. He is worth drafting in Round 4 and hopefully Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead won't hinder Mathews' progress. We just hope Mathews doesn't suffer a setback because last year he was a surprise sensation, and we'd like to see him do it again.