Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Jamaal Charles left practice today with what the Chiefs are deeming to be a foot strain, according to reports.
Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com was the first to update Chiefs kingdom on the good news, per his Twitter account:
Coach Reid says Jamaal hurt his foot X-rays negative
— Reid Ferrin (@KCChiefs_Reid) August 12, 2013
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com followed that up, tweeting that the Chiefs are calling Charles’ injury a foot strain:
X-rays on Jamaal Charles’ foot were negative. Chiefs calling it a foot strain.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 12, 2013
While it’s never good to hear that your starting running back had to leave practice with a foot strain during preseason camp, this certainly is a step up over the scenarios that one can only imagine Chiefs fans were concocting in their anxious minds as the news broke.
No addicts, Charles did not have to lose his leg, and no, he was not attacked by a rogue bear from the zoo.
It’s just a simple foot strain.
It is worth noting that when the shock and buzz subsided after the initial reports, word came out via Twitter and other media outlets that Charles had indeed walked off the field to the medical tent under his own power and he was simply carted to the facility, which is common practice.
Per usual, we’ll keep you updated if anything changes, but for now, it appears as if everything is going to be okay.