MRI Ends Season For Charles

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs were holding out the slightest of hope that an MRI on the left knee of RB Jamaal Charles on Monday morning would show something other than the prognosis from the locker room in Detroit of a torn ACL.

That hope was not granted. Charles tore the ligament in the first quarter against the Lions and will undergo surgery and is done for the season. He’ll go on the injured-reserve list sometime this week, probably on Wednesday when the Chiefs get back to work and begin preparations for Game No. 3 on the season against San Diego.

The injury brings to an end one of the most productive offensive performances in franchise history. From mid-season in 2009 through the season opener of the 2011 season, Charles had played in all 25 games and produced 3,121 yards of offense, with 2,518 yards rushing and 630 yards receiving. In that window over those three seasons, Charles scored 18 touchdowns, including one on a kick return during the 2009 season.

His numbers for the 2011 season were 12 carries for 83 yards, with a 24-yard run in the mix. He caught 5 passes for just 9 yards, but one went for a touchdown. In fact, it’s the only TD of the season for the Chiefs. Those total offense numbers are 17 touches for 92 yards and one touchdown.

719 Responses to “MRI Ends Season For Charles”

  • September 19, 2011  - Evo says:

    Makes me want yo cry! On the bright side we are closer to getting Andrew Luck as our QB…

  • September 19, 2011  - Michael says:

    Silly me, I hope the Chiefs are going to go with just Jones, McCluster and Mcclain, although McClain has shown he can run the ball effectively when given the chance and blocking.

    There is not a lot out there to pick up, though, at this point. Off the top of my head, I would suggest Brian Westbrook, who actually looked decent in SF last year.

    All the best to Charels; hope he comes back next year 100%. Damn Shame, he actually stepped on the first down marker and it slid, causing his knee to bend in a way it shouldn’t. Freak play.

  • September 20, 2011  - Kiowa says:

    Westbrook or Portis, they gotta grab one of those guys, but either way, this team is gonna be hard pressed to win any games this year.

  • September 20, 2011  - Michael says:

    Meant to say hope the Chiefs are not planning to go with just those guys. Portis can at least pick up blitzes and is a decent receiver.

    When a team is having a hard time just keeping from being embarrassing, yes, wins will be tough to come by.

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