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Ryan Mathews out with a herniated disc

Expected to miss “significant” time

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Ryan Mathews is out with a herniated disc that will require surgery, Doug Pederson told the media this afternoon.

No time table has been set for his recovery, but Pederson said it would be “significant” though not career threatening. Pederson did not go into specifics beyond that it was the C6 and C7 vertebrae (which is in the lower neck). Mathews suffered the injury on the third down play prior to the Eagles decision to go for it on fourth down on the goal line, he was stopped for a loss of a yard.

Mathews, 29, was having his best season since 2014, appearing in 13 games and rushing for 661 yards, his most since 2014, and 8 touchdowns, a career high.