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Chargers RB Ryan Mathews played with high ankle sprain

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11:43 AM ET 01.14 | The San Diego Chargers were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs over the weekend, when they were upended in the divisional round of the postseason thanks to a loss to the divisional rival Denver Broncos. During the team's playoff run, running back Ryan Mathews was limited in action due to an ankle injury. As it turns out, Mathews' injury was much more severe than anyone initially knew. He was playing through a high ankle sprain.

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January 14, 2014  10:30 PM ET

I can never decide if such actions are heroic or stupid, but you gotta respect the kid for the effort, especially considering his injury history.

January 14, 2014  10:42 PM ET

Is that why he was in for five plays? Tell us something we don't know

January 14, 2014  11:01 PM ET

Good job FS, just about anybody who cared tuned into the game and heard the commentators state this about halfway through the game.
Could've spruced this up with something about what they were doing to limit potential harm at least.
God, reporting is dead these days.

January 14, 2014  11:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I can never decide if such actions are heroic or stupid, but you gotta respect the kid for the effort, especially considering his injury history.

Playing in pain is always considered heroic but once the guys are out of the league with permanent disablement, folks are quick to point out they should have taken better care of themselves and the team should have better cared for them. Still, I don't think anybody joins the NFL without some inkling that it may be a tad physical with a smidgen of a chance of injury.

January 15, 2014  01:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Still, I don't think anybody joins the NFL without some inkling that it may be a tad physical with a smidgen of a chance of injury.

One would think. But never underestimate the ability of young people to think the future will never actually get here.

January 15, 2014  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

One would think. But never underestimate the ability of young people to think the future will never actually get here.

I know I never did at his age. What is that saying... Young, dumb and full of ***.

January 15, 2014  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Playing in pain is always considered heroic but once the guys are out of the league with permanent disablement, folks are quick to point out they should have taken better care of themselves and the team should have better cared for them. Still, I don't think anybody joins the NFL without some inkling that it may be a tad physical with a smidgen of a chance of injury.

That's why they invented Glenlivet18

January 15, 2014  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's why they invented Glenlivet18

It cures what ails you.

January 15, 2014  11:46 AM ET

Paul Horning and Jim Brown also played with sprains and nicks and cuts!!!!!! Nothing New!

January 15, 2014  12:45 PM ET

This just in:

Patriots running backs are at full speed.....

January 15, 2014  03:48 PM ET

Isn't he always injured?

 
January 15, 2014  09:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Isn't he always injured?

yup

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