Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles left OTA practice today with a toe injury.
Charles injured his toe when another player stepped on his foot.
From the KC Star:
Charles was injured on a running play. Another player stepped on Charles’ right foot as he came through the line of scrimmage and Charles then limped over to the sideline, where trainers removed his shoe.
Charles was taken off the practice field shortly afterward.
Rookie Knile Davis took Charles’ snaps with the starting offense after the injury. The Chiefs also have Cyrus Gray, Shaun Draughn and another rookie, Jordan Roberts at running back.
The good news is that Charles is ok.
Charles had some X-rays came back negative.
Look, I know that all the players need to practice but is it maybe possible for the Chiefs’ trainers to wrap Charles in bubble wrap and put him in a padded room until the season starts?
The idea of Charles not being there to help the offense in 2013 is kind of terrifying. The KC receivers aren’t the deepest in the NFL and though fans have high hopes for QB Alex Smith, there is no question that Charles is the most important part of the KC offense.
Thankfully, Charles is ok.
Knock on wood.