Chargers RB Ryan Mathews hurts ankle

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Chargers rookie running back Ryan Mathews hurt his right ankle at the end of a 3-yard run in the first quarter of Sunday's 38-13 victory over Jacksonville and did not return.

Mathews had to be helped off the field. After being examined on the bench, Mathews was taken to the locker room on a cart. He jogged back to the bench midway through the second quarter.

Mathews was being tackled when Jaguars linebacker Kirk Morrison landed on his legs.

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The extent of the injury is unknown at this time. The Chargers may well have simply kept Mathews from returning because the game was a blowout. Mike Tolbert received the majority of the early down work with Mathews out.

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