One day after not practicing, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews not only practiced on Friday but shed the protective knee brace he wore on Wednesday. Barring a setback, Mathews appears likely to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to a tweet from KNSD-TV. He was officially listed as probable.
Mathews had limited participation in practice on Wednesday. He has dealt with various injuries this season but has missed only one game -- a Nov. 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers.