Pretty much the only downside to the Kansas City Chiefs’ domination of the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday was the early exit of star RB Jamaal Charles with an apparent quad injury.
According to Pro Football Talk, Charles is fine.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles missed most of the preseason after suffering a foot injury. He returned today at Jacksonville, but Charles left with an injury to his quadriceps muscle.
After the game, both coach Andy Reid and Charles said Charles, who was stepped on, will be fine. A league source added that Charles will be “totally fine,” which is apparently even better than fine.
That is good news for the Chiefs. The KC offense noticeably stalled after Charles’ exit. Some theorized that the Chiefs pulled back on their offensive play-calling one they had a three-score lead and while that may have been the case, there is no debating how crucial Charles is to the Chiefs; offensive success.
The Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid did the right thing by putting Charles on the shelf for the rest of the game. It was clear that Jacksonville wasn’t likely to get anything going on offense and Charles is too important to risk getting him injured in a blowout.
As long as Charles is feeling good when the Cowboys come to Arrowhead next week, Chiefs fans have nothing to worry about.