Charles Has Foot Injury; It’s Not Considered Serious

From St. Joseph, Missouri

It was just another day of training camp Monday morning at Missouri Western State University. The Chiefs were going through their daily practice session that was heavy on work in the red zone.

A little more than an hour into the workout brought a lump to the small gathering of Chiefs fans that had braved the rainy morning to see the team in one of its few remaining public practices. That’s when RB Jamaal Charles limped off the field during a drill.

Charles was able to walk off on his own, but when he was put into a cart and driven off the field and up the hill to the Chiefs locker room the Twitter universe began to buzz immediately about a “serious injury.”

Any time the best player on a team has a physical problem it’s a “serious Injury.” But it turns out that Charles suffered a strained foot and immediate x-rays were negative. His status will likely be day-to-day for the rest of the week.

“We’ll just see how he does; precautionary measures we took there,” head coach Andy Reid said after practice. “We’ll see how he does here in the next little bit (of time).”

Will Reid keep him off the field the rest of this week and for Friday night’s pre-season game against San Francisco?

“If he can go, he’ll go,” Reid said. “We’ll see where he’s at with pain or swelling and see how he does.”

Reid agreed that he was inclined to put Charles on the field against the 49ers if he’s cleared by the medical staff.

“If he’s ready to go, he’ll go,” Reid said.

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