Ryan Mathews active vs. Broncos

Updated: January 12, 2014, 4:17 PM ET
By Eric D. Williams | ESPN.com

DENVER -- San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will start in Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos despite a nagging left ankle injury.

Although he didn't practice all week, Mathews was placed on the active list after a brief pregame workout Sunday, with San Diego's training staff watching every move.

Mathews has not missed a game all season for the first time in his four-year professional career. He has been dealing with the ankle issue ...

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