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Mathews (shoulder) returned to Sunday's game against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

We'll have to see if Mathews ends up having his practice participation impacted in the coming days, but it appears as though the shoulder issue he sustained Sunday was a minor one.

Ryan Mathews RB SD 2 Days

Mathews returned to the sideline after having headed to the locker room to have a left shoulder issue looked at, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Prior to his injury, Mathews, who is questionable to return to the game, had carried 11 times for 102 yards with a touchdown.

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In his return to action from a knee injury, Mathews led Chargers' running backs with 32 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Raiders, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In the process, Mathews recorded a team-high 16 carries for 70 yards, while Branden Oliver (23 snaps) carried 13 times for 36 yards and Donald Brown (21 snaps) ran once for zero yards. "I was just doing what I (could) when my number was called," Mathews noted afterward. "The coaching staff had a plan for me, and it worked." With no reported setbacks Sunday, it's not hard to imagine Mathews seeing a bigger portion of the team's carries in the coming weeks, with Oliver likely in line to serve as the team's primary change-of-pace back.

Ryan Mathews RB SD 9 Days

Mathews (knee) had 16 carries for 70 yards and caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 13-6 win over Oakland.

It was Mathews' first game since Week 2, and he looked relatively spry against a porous Raiders' rush defense, popping a nice 20-yard run up the middle at one point. Meanwhile, Branden Oliver had 13 carries for 36 yards, although he probably won't see that much work in future games, as Mathews gains stamina and gets back into a rhythm. In Week 12, Mathews will face a Rams' rush defense that has been strong over the last five games.

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Mathews (knee) is listed as active Sunday's game against the Raiders, Ricky Henne of chargers.com reports.

In his first game action since Sept. 14, the San Diego Union-Tribune suggests that Mathews -- who reportedly looked sharp at practice this week -- seems likely to head the Chargers' backfield Sunday, with Branden Oliver and Donald Brown also in the mix. The report estimates that in his return, Mathews could see in the neighborhood of 15 touches, depending on the flow of Sunday's game, while taking aim at an Oakland defense that is allowing an average of 130.9 yards per game on the ground.

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Mathews (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders after practicing fully all week, the Chargers' official site reports.

Mathews is thus on track to see his first game action since Sept. 14, with the San Diego Union-Tribune suggesting that in his return, Mathews -- who has looked sharp at practice this week -- seems likely to head the Chargers' Week 11 backfield, with Branden Oliver and Donald Brown also in the mix. In such a scenario, the report estimates that in his first game back, Mathews could see in the neighborhood of 15 touches, depending on the flow of Sunday's game.

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Mathews (knee) practiced fully again Thursday, the Chargers' official site reports.

Mathews is thus trending toward a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Raiders, a contest that he's expected to start according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Mathews (knee) practiced Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With the Chargers set to resume action Sunday against the Raiders following their bye week, Mathews appears poised to return to the team's starting lineup in Week 11. Specifically, in such a scenario, the report estimates that Mathews could see "around 15 or so" touches in his return, depending on the flow of Sunday's game, with Branden Oliver and Donald Brown on hand to work in complementary roles.

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Mathews (knee) practiced Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The report suggests that Mathews, who last suited up on Sept. 14, is fully expected to return to action in Week 11, following the Chargers' bye, at which point he'll presumably be afforded the opportunity to reclaim his position atop the Chargers' RB depth chart.

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Mathews (knee) was a limited participant in practice Fiday, but he is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With regard to the status of Mathews, who last suited up on Sept. 14, coach Mike McCoy said, "he's getting close." For his part, Gehlken suggests that barring a setback, it would "be a shock" if the running back isn't available for the Chargers' Nov. 16 game against the Raiders, which follows the team's Week 10 bye.