Fans that may have been worried about Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles’ health status following the team’s loss yesterday to the Buffalo Bills can breathe a sigh of relief.
According to Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, via Adam Teicher, Charles was simply suffering from a sore knee.
Charles had only six carries vs. the Bills, leading some to believe that he may have suffered a serious injury. Now it appears as though the team was just being cautious with Charles, who is coming off ACL surgery.
Crennel said Charles would play this weekend against the New Orleans Saints.
In other team news, Crennel also announced that he will continue to call defensive plays in addition to his head coaching duties. KC’s poor performance on defense thus far have led some to speculate that Crennel is taking on too much. Still, the Chiefs were prone to mental lapses and blowouts when Crennel was just defensive coordinator so there is a chance the problem is a lack of focus on the part of the players, not a lack of attention from Crennel.
Regardless, it looks like the Chiefs will go down to the bayou with the same arrangement they’ve had all season.
Let’s just hope they come home with different results.