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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Report: Ryan Mathews done for year

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San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews broke his left collarbone during the second quarter of the team's 31-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

The injury will end Mathews' season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Mathews broke his right collarbone on his first carry of the team's preseason opener. That injury forced him to miss San Diego's first two regular-season games.

Mathews had just four carries for 22 yards and three catches for 8 yards before leaving with the injury Sunday.

"I just hate it for him," fullback Le'Ron McClain told the Union-Tribune. "Just him bouncing back the way he did after the first one. Going into the game, he felt good today. I could see a different look in his eyes today. We were giving the ball a few times, seeing what he could do. He made a few plays, a few great runs. It sucks to come down with an injury like that."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.