Brandon Flowers Congratulates Jamaal Charles, Questionable For Broncos Game


Update (Wednesday, 2:33 p.m.): 

Per U-T San Diego‘s Michael Gehlken, Flowers has officially been ruled out for Thursday’s game at Denver.

Jamaal Charles etched his name as the Kansas City Chiefs all-time leading rusher on a signature eye-opening, ankle-breaking highlight.

He reversed field, kicked it into sixth gear, went airborne and suffered a bone-jarring hit from former teammate Brandon Flowers, sparking a collective “My cubicle doesn’t seem so bad now” gasp.

To everyone’s surprise (and relief), Charles immediately hopped back to his feet and jogged to the sideline, showing no signs of any residual effects.

Flowers, who was selected a round before the rusher in the 2008 draft, wasn’t as fortunate, though he did take time to congratulate No. 25.

Pro Football Focus’ No. 2 cornerback played the next defensive series but was eventually escorted to the locker room, where he was officially diagnosed with a concussion.

U-T San Diego’s Michael Gehlken notes that Flowers could miss Thursday’s matchup with the Denver Broncos:

"The Chargers cornerback suffered a concussion against the Chiefs, the injury apparently coming on a collision with running back Jamaal Charles during a second-quarter touchdown run. Flowers played part of the next defensive series before sitting out the rest of the game. He very well could be sidelined Thursday versus the Broncos."

While Charles’ continued play threw the scent off the concussion trail, he told ESPN’s Dan Le Batard and Stugotz that he saw “light(ning) bugs” around his eyes a throughout the next series.

Kansas City’s slasher admitted that he feared a sequel to last year’s playoff departure—one he felt was premature.

However, Charles later claimed that he was cognizant of his surroundings last Sunday, saying, “I definitely remembered everything. It was just a huge hit.”