The Kansas City Chiefs may not be looking forward to the return of any of their players injured in 2011 more than Jamaal Charles.
Charles was injured in the second game of the season when he tore his ACL. It was the third in what would turn out to be four crushing injuries for the Chiefs in 2011. TE Tony Moeaki tore his ACL in the fourth preseason game, safety Eric Berry tore his in the season opened. Weeks after Charles went down, QB Matt Cassel injured his hand in a loss to the Denver Broncos, ending his season.
Moeaki, Charles and Berry were all injured a week apart and have been talking frequently as they progress through their rehab. All three players are expected to be ready for action by the time the Chiefs begin their offseason training program.
It appears today is a big day for Charles. The Pro Bowl running back announced on Twitter this morning that he is off to Kansas City to take a physical.
When Todd Haley was the head coach the Chiefs refused to talk about injured players. Under Romeo Crennel, however, things are much different. The team is still pretty tight-lipped on most things but it would be nice to hear an update from them on the status of Charles. Hopefully, even if the team remains silent, JC will update us via Twitter if things go well.
Good luck to Jamaal today.