OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs got a major scare Monday when arguably their most important player went down with an injury.
Running back Jamaal Charles had to be carted off the field at practice Monday morning, with a lower-body injury. It was no doubt a scary sight for the Chiefs, but it sounds like it could have been much worse. New Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed after practice that X-rays on Charles’ foot came back negative. The injury is being called a foot strain at this point.
Charles is no stranger to devastating injury. A knee injury cost him most of the 2011 season, but he was able to bounce back in a big way last season. The 26-year-old had one of the best seasons of his career in 2012, rushing for a career-high 1,509 yards and scoring five touchdowns.
Coach Reid says Jamaal hurt his foot X-rays negative— Reid Ferrin (@KCChiefs_Reid) August 12, 2013
Jamaal Charles' foot strain and subsequent negative X-rays has calmed widespread social media "panic" #theworldtoday #calmdown— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 12, 2013
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