Kansas City Chiefs’ RB Jamaal Charles Carted Off Field

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According to multiple tweets from training camp, Kansas City Chiefs’ star running back Jamaal Charles had to be carted off the field.

Before we jump to any conclusions, let’s take a look at the plethora of tweets regarding to situation to perhaps get a clearer picture of what is going on in St. Joseph, Mo.



Doug Stewart of 810 WHB was the first to Tweet that something could have been wrong with Charles:

Stewart doesn’t make it sound horrible, but that’s still the last thing Chiefs fans want to hear. Outside of Alex Smith, there is no player more crucial to Kanas City’s offensive success in 2013 than Charles.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star tweeted that Charles was headed to the medical tent.

That’s a step in the wrong direction, but then it got worse, per Teicher:

Take a minute to freak out, but don’t worry too much addicts. Collect yourself, and let’s figure out what really happened here. After the initial hoopla died down, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report cited a Chiefs sources saying that they think it’s just precautionary:

In a tweet before Miller said he got a text from camp saying that it looks like a leg issue for Charles.

From what I can gather, Charles is banged up (you don’t get carted off for no reason), but it doesn’t appear to be anything serious. It appears as if coach Andy Reid is taking a rather precautionary approach to injuries this preseason, so until further notice, there’s no reason to believe it’s anything other than that.

With that said, we’ll keep you updated.

Topics: Chiefs, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    *Fingers crossed*

  • Shawn Ryan

    Not good!

  • Andrew Kulha

    What i’m hearing from my guy with Chiefs’ sources is that the initial thought was cramping.

    • Andrew Kulha

      He told me to note that these things are fluid though.

      • Andrew Kulha

        PS my guy is @nfldraftscout on Twitter. Matt Miller. He’s getting all the info from his sources and passing on to me.

        • Priest4Prez

          Thank you, we’re all on pins and needles here

  • Priest4Prez

    Please not gain, not again. This is all my fault I shouldn’t of bought that Charles Jersey. This won’t happen again, God willing, this will not happen.

  • Andrew Kulha

    Guys make sure to check out the update on here.

  • Tanner Cobb

    I turned on the TV and the first thing I saw was “Jamaal Charles Leaves Practice on a Cart”.
    Please not again.

  • Tanner Cobb

    Doug Stewart just said on Sportscenter that the injury appears to be to his right ankle.

    • Priest4Prez

      We need to hear this from Andy Reid straight up; I’ll won’t be right till he says he has a slight ankle sprain or something

      • Tanner Cobb

        Yeah I feel ya, I’m just glad that they don’t think it’s his knee.

        • Priest4Prez

          Amen to that

  • Andrew Kulha

    Just overheard on Sports Radio 810 in regard to the Jamaal Charles injury situation: “Best guess from looking from afar is left ankle.” “most people seem to think it was an ankle”

  • Tanner Cobb

    Now they say it’s a foot strain

  • steve james

    How long would an ankle sprain keep him out? Couple weeks?

  • Soda pop624

    X rays are negative strained foot!! Thank god!!!!!! This from bleacher report

  • michael mckee

    I almost packed it in….:/

  • Soda pop624

    I almost cancelled my sports package with direct tv

  • Chris Tarrants

    As long as the knee is alright then we can all breathe a luttle easier!

    • Chris Tarrants

      * little * is anyone else as fed up with their “smartphones” or is it just me?

      • Priest4Prez

        here here

      • steve james

        Just you and your sausage fingers I guess :lol:

  • tm1946

    Sprained foot, what ever that mean.

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