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Foot sprain for Charles could still be a problem

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Yes, X-rays were negative on Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles‘ foot.  But that doesn’t guarantee he’ll be back at practice tomorrow.

Publicly, the Chiefs are calling the injury a foot strain.  Privately, per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s regarded as a foot sprain.

At this point, the extent of the foot sprain isn’t known.  It could, in theory, be a Lisfranc-style injury involving the midfoot.  Often, potentially serious Lisfranc injuries don’t show up on an X-ray.

It’s too early to know whether Charles does or doesn’t have a Lisfranc injury.  But a foot sprain generating negative X-rays doesn’t mean Charles is fine or will be back quickly.

That said, coach Andy Reid told reporters Charles could be back at practice on Tuesday.  If he is, that would be the time for Chiefs fans to exhale.

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15 Responses to “Foot sprain for Charles could still be a problem”
  1. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:21 PM

    This dude will always wow you with his talent, but I see him as injury prone and this doesn’t surprise me one bit. Unfortunately, this will be his whole career. He is going to frustrate the hell out of chiefs fans.

  2. 619sdfan4life says: Aug 12, 2013 3:21 PM

    What about fantasy owners. He is my keeper. Please God no Lisfranc.

  3. vidae1 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:26 PM

    Injury prone? Really? He tore an ACL and came back to start all 16 games and rush for over 1500 yards. Outside of the ACL tear he has missed one game in 4+ years.

    Yeah, sure sounds injury prone to me.

  4. ao4464 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:35 PM

    How the hell is he injury prone he tore his acl and missed one other game, gotta get your facts straight before you make a comment like that

  5. mrrightnow954 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:36 PM

    Yup. Missed one game in 4 years outside of ACL. Charles is a tough SOB considering his style vs size. One of the only smallish RBs that don’t hesitate going up the middle

    I’m sure you meant well Ravens fan but please do research before regurgitating BS like that.

  6. humb0lt says: Aug 12, 2013 3:37 PM

    AFC West has some great featured backs, but they are glass. McFadden, Mathews, Charles. I miss LaDainian.

  7. afcdomination says: Aug 12, 2013 3:37 PM

    how is he injury prone? he had a freak injury where he slipped on a yard marker.

    he just ran for 1500 plus yards

    he has a career 5.8 ypc avg, and only lacks “starts” because Thomas jones got those “starts” while Charles got the yards.

    Charles doesn’t have big TD numbers because all his TDs for the most part, came outside the 10, heck outside the 20. that team the last 2 years averaged 13 points per game. its not like he was just not scoring and someone else was taking the td’s. NO ONE was scoring td’s.

  8. ravens4life says: Aug 12, 2013 3:41 PM

    Publicly, the Chiefs are calling the injury a foot strain. Privately, per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s regarded as a foot sprain.

    So publicly and per source the injury is a foot sprain? Great sources and reporting

  9. bdnnbd says: Aug 12, 2013 3:41 PM

    Dude just got logic-torched on his “injury prone” comment.

  10. legend30 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:46 PM

    Fantasy football doesn’t matter at this point. I just hope he’s alright and back on the practice field soon.

  11. smokingconch says: Aug 12, 2013 3:48 PM

    Is there any credible reason at all to believe its a lisfranc injury or are you just taking shots in the dark to stir up drama?

  12. oakfolk says: Aug 12, 2013 4:41 PM

    The dreaded Lisfranc…

  13. steelerben says: Aug 12, 2013 4:43 PM

    The team is calling it a strain publicly and a strain privately and regardless of the x-ray and MRI not showing anything serious, we here at PFT are going to throw out Lis Franc. You know, because it is a slow news day.

  14. mikealstott says: Aug 12, 2013 5:14 PM

    Dude is made out of balsa wood and paper…

  15. raiderapologist says: Aug 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    ravens4life says: Aug 12, 2013 3:41 PM

    Publicly, the Chiefs are calling the injury a foot strain. Privately, per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s regarded as a foot sprain.

    So publicly and per source the injury is a foot sprain? Great sources and reporting
    ———————-
    Strain, sprain. Great comprehension.

    If Charles was a Raider RB, slickster would be calling him a bust right about now.

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