Jamaal Charles Injury Update: Chiefs RB Is ‘Fine’

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Pealvin

    He was getting reved up too. He was going to end up with at least 125 on the ground before he went out. Reid was starting to call all running plays. I’m glad he’s fine, gonna need him healthy against Dallas.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, and the oft maligned offensive line was opening holes for Charles.

      • KCMikeG

        Asamoah didn’t even play and Fisher did a fine job.

        • Michael Shaw

          Yeah, I don’t remember hearing Asamoah was hurt, what gives???!!

          • berttheclock

            It was up on the screen along with Nico Johnson being out at the start of the game. Still having problems with his calf.

    • PunjabiPete

      I actually like the idea of fewer carries for charles… keeps him healthy and fresher, longer.. My don and I were giggling like schoolgirls every time Alex Smith dropped back and the announcer noted he had time to make a sammich and read the KC Star before throwing each pass, and I’m glad the early game jitters with all the drops calmed down… just keep the foot on the pedal, Offense, if for no other reason than to reward the defense for doing everything you could possibly want and more each series.

  • Jim Harper

    I watched closely when he left the field to get checked out and he was moving fine, and he did come back into the game briefly when he came back. I suspect that may have been done to assure themselves he was indeed alright.

    • KCMikeG

      What a relief it was to see him carry a couple times in the 3rd quarter. Exactly how we needed to start the year. The Boys struggled to win even though the NYG turned the ball over SIX times and couldn’t convert a TD when their defense gave it to them at the one. I guarantee that if they gave us six turnovers we wouldn’t struggle to beat them.

  • Joe Myers

    New system first game its apparent the off still needs time to work its self out . What caught my eye was the intensity the entire team played with the entire game . And the distribution of the ball by alex . Over all I give the following grades
    Offense – C
    Defense – B +
    Special teams – C

    • Danny W

      I agree with them all except the defensive grade. That was a solid A outing by them today.

      • Joe Myers

        I woukd say so myself but the jaggs lacked so much . The real test comes this sunday they show up like that again and then its an A+

        • PunjabiPete

          No offense at all, but that is somewhat unfair. So it’s not possible to get an A because the OTHER team is not good? I think the defense went out and did exactly what we wanted them to, and for that they deserve an A… there is literally no way they could have played any better against the Jags, and the Jaguars are still a National Football League team.

          Just my 2 cents

          • Joe Myers

            No the jaggs clearly are the 2-14 team from last year . Don’t kid yourself it was a great showing to a team with allmost 0 passing threat and a sub par running game . No the defense will not get an A from me after handling a team the way their suppose to with a 2-14 record . Now like a said do that to a way better Dallas offense . Don’t be bias

          • PunjabiPete

            I disagree, but understand where you’re coming from. I hope Gabbert calls Romo and tells him to watch out for 92, 91, 94, 50, 50, 50 and most of all, 50

          • calciomoti

            Seriously? I think what you meant to say is that they get a B+ because the chiefs defense let a crappy offense cross the 50 yard line on one possession at the ass end of the game. Also they did not hold a crappy offense to a franchise low yards gained. Personally I think your posts are ridiculous and grading scale requires retarded lenses to read. Our defense dominated that game and you won’t give them credit because you expect them to do the same thing to good or great offense? Was this your first football game?

          • Joe Myers

            Wow went right to the insults . No class . Well I was going to say to my friend up thier that he was right . And he had a great analogy . You are an idiot and closed minded . My address is 701 ne ball br if you want to Insult me for being practical do it it my face . Oh thats lee summit mo .

    • PunjabiPete

      D should be an A. Blaine Gabbert is going to be shitting his pants every time he sees a Chiefs jersey for the next week or two.

  • Chiefswatch

    Offense will really need to step it up. Way too many three and outs. Also third down conversions were sub par. Alex was inaccurate with a number of throws.

  • PunjabiPete

    And now, after my whiny diatribe about how KC let off the accelerator, I will walk that statement back and note this could have been the reason why… but I think Kniles Davis and Cyrus Gray could have stepped up and we could have, if not scored a bunch more points, showed we can move the ball on the Jags… I dunno… I’m just unhappy that we seem to have let the game just kind of boringly coast for a half. We need to drum up excitement, and keep people watching the ENTIRE game, and this reminded me of that game in Phoenix years ago, we were up 49 – 7, but kept playing hard the entire game, and it was interesting, even though we all know the outcome…

  • Joe Myers

    I don’t understand how people can’t just give thier opinion with out being pricks .

    • calciomoti

      you’re right Joe, please accept my apologies I should not have dropped any insults on you.I just think that our defense played better than what you gave him credit for is all.

      have to give you credit though, you dropped your address and were serious about it. Although, you probably shouldn’t do that on the Internet, because you never know who the other person really is. Again, sorry for the insults and the unwarranted judgments against you. we shouldn’t be arguing about simple grades, but rejoicing and the fact that are Chiefs won and Charles is not injured.

      • Joe Myers

        No I just thought your post had a certain nasty rhetoric just rude and mean spirited . It jsut made me that angry .

        • calciomoti

          And rightfully so, which I never should have done. Which is why I am trying to apologize…you were right there was no class in my post. If I get to kc this season I might just stop by to apologize face to face.

          • Joe Myers

            I accept and I would like to apologize as well !!! We are all fans of what I think is a great team the year . You have my address hell ill even crack you a beer . Have a good one .

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