San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will not play against the Denver Broncos due to an ankle injury.
The San Diego Chargers will be facing the Denver Broncos, and their offense will be forced to go without starting running back Ryan Mathews.
Mathews has been battling an ankle injury all week, and Branden Oliver will start in his place. The Chargers are coming off a 23-14 loss to the New England Patriots.
They will face the Broncos at home and seek an upset win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Here is a tweet from ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan making Mathews’ injury status official.
#Chargers say rookie RB Branden Oliver is expected to start for Mathews. RB Donald Brown to back him up.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) December 14, 2014