Charges RB Ryan Mathews has a pair of wires on either side of his surgically repaired right clavicle. They attach to a bone stimulator designed to facilitate repair and accelerate recovery. He's supposed to use it every day, but the Chargers running back never takes them off.
"She said that I can use it more often than recommended, so I leave these things on all the time," Mathews said. "Anything I can do to speed up the process."
Mathews can't wait to get back on the field again and, despite medical opinions that state he'll be out for six weeks, he's determined to be ready in four for the season opener Sept. 10 at Oakland.
"I'm definitely ahead of schedule," Mathews said. "I've always been a fast healer, and that's proving true right now. My range of motion is improving and I'm feeling really good. I've been staying upbeat about an unfortunate situation, and everything I do right now is about getting healthy. Honestly, I can't wait to get back on the field."