From St. Joseph, Missouri
RB Jamaal Charles and his strained foot did not reach the practice field on Wednesday, but he was active and moving forward with his rehab.
Charles joined the other injured Chiefs players on a hillside next to the indoor facility at Missouri Western State University. It was up and down on the hill a few times, pushing that sore foot where he strained a ligament during practice on Monday.
“He’s getting better; he’s just not quite there yet,” said head coach Andy Reid of Charles. “He is making progress and feeling a lot better. If push came to shove, he probably could have gone today, but we kept him out and we’ll see how he does in the next couple of days.”
Reid said he has not determined whether Charles will play Friday night against San Francisco at Arrowhead Stadium.
“If he can play, he’ll play,” said Reid. “If he can’t play, then he won’t . . . we haven’t determined anything.”
Charles is getting near round-the-clock treatment from the Chiefs training staff, although it’s not being done to make sure he can play on Friday. It’s what gets done when a team’s major offensive weapon goes down with an injury, even in the pre-season portion of the schedule.