San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is a fast healer. Well, at least that's what he will tell you if you talk to him. The North County TImes did recently and -- no surprise -- Mathews said his fractured clavicle is healing quiicker than expected.
"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."
We know, Ryan. We know. Mathews is about two and a half weeks into his recovery that was said to take a minimum of four weeks. Chargers beat writers have said they don't expect Mathews to play before Week 3, but the man himself is bent on playing in two weeks from today versus the Oakland Raiders. If he can play in that opener, his current third-round ADP presents quite a steal. But as always, I am skeptical. You can never fully trust what an athlete says about his own health.