San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews wasn't limping Friday, but he sat out all three San Diego practices this week because of the right ankle sprain suffered in the team's home opener. The Chargers list him as doubtful to play in Week 3 at Seattle.
After two Jacksonville Jaguars stood him up and bent him backward last Sunday, putting an end to his home debut, Mathews was carted away. He returned to the sideline but didn't play again in the Chargers' 38-13 victory.
The sprain was high up the ankle, yet apparently not a high ankle sprain - which is good news for Mathews, because a high ankle sprain can sideline a skill player for well over a month.
"I wouldn't even say it was a high ankle sprain," Mathews told FanHouse. "Usually a high ankle is, you're not walking the next day or really doing anything like that. I'm walking fine. I don't feel pain or anything like that. It's really just real, real, real sore. Other than that, if I had to play ...
"It's sore. it's going to take some time to get used to, but it's going to heal up fine. It really is "
Hopefully Mathews will be back soon. Fantasy owners who spent a high draft pick on him need him out there.