SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chargers rookie coach Mike McCoy refuses to divulge any information about Ryan Mathews' injured left ankle but says he expects the running back to play in Sunday's regular-season finale against Kansas City.
Mathews had a bandage on his left ankle after Sundays' 26-13 victory against Oakland that helped keep alive San Diego's long-shot playoff hopes. Mathews left the stadium wearing a protective boot.
San Diego survived only because Miami and Baltimore both lost. In order to clinch the AFC's second wild-card spot, the Chargers must beat Kansas City and have Baltimore and Miami both lose or both tie. San Diego could also get in with a tie plus losses by Miami and Baltimore.
Also Monday, the Chargers played tight end John Phillips on injured reserve. McCoy claimed that he didn't know all the details of Phillips' knee injury.