Ryan Mathews Injured In Overnight Car Accident

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has been a popular break out fantasy pick among NFL analysts this summer.  Those predictions may have just taken a small hit.

From CBSSports:

Mathews, the team’s 2010 first-round pick, lost control of his 2010 BMW and hit another vehicle, California Highway Patrol Officer Mary Bailey told the U-T. Bailey, who said it didn’t appear that drugs or alcohol were involved, suggested that Mathews may have been driving too fast. The running back was also taken to an area hospital after feeling some discomfort.

Mathews is slated to be the Chargers featured back in their running game this upcoming season after totaling 1,091 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2012.  He’s expected to miss some training camp time to recuperate.

I listed Mathews as a potential bust candidate in my Top 50 Running Backs heading into the 2012 season.  While he has shown flashes of brilliance, he’s going to need to put in a lot more work to justify being so highly regarded for this upcoming season.

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