More than ever, the San Diego Chargers will be hoping running back Ryan Mathews can stay healthy on Monday.
It’s not that he won’t have backup.
"I would expect (Curtis) Brinkley to play," Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Friday.
It’s just that Mathews won’t have the usual 1b to his 1a.
Mike Tolbert has remained sidelined all week with a hamstring strain and it is appearing more likely every day he will not play on Monday night in Kansas City.
"I’m not real hopeful on Michael," Turner said.
Further evidence that Tolbert should be out of your lineup. Brinkley is not worth adding as Mathews will carry the load.