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Jamaal Charles carted off from Chiefs practice

Jamaal Charles, David Hawthorne AP

Any time the cart is invoked in regards to a training camp injury, it causes people to fear the worst. But in certain cases, with certain players, the panic might be justified.

According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles just left the field on a cart after huddling with trainers.

While the Chiefs aren’t going to be a ground-and-pound team as long as Andy Reid’s the coach, Charles’ open-field ability is going to get him plenty of action as a receiver out of the backfield.

And their margin of error this year is so slim that any injury to one of their top players is cause for concern.

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30 Responses to “Jamaal Charles carted off from Chiefs practice”
  1. wtfchiefs says: Aug 12, 2013 10:51 AM

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

  2. rawbbqsauce says: Aug 12, 2013 10:53 AM

    This is why you wait until after the 4th preseason game to conduct your fantasy draft people!

  3. riverace19 says: Aug 12, 2013 10:54 AM

    Oh no. Small guys just don’t last in today’s NFL.

  4. britishteeth says: Aug 12, 2013 10:56 AM

    Hee hee!

  5. shayeezy says: Aug 12, 2013 11:00 AM

    give it a rest, they’re just erring on the side of caution. i heard he just rolled his ankle.

  6. 12444uggg says: Aug 12, 2013 11:01 AM

    uh oh.

  7. misterziggles says: Aug 12, 2013 11:03 AM

    He rode in the front seat of the cart. This isn’t serious.

  8. shayeezy says: Aug 12, 2013 11:06 AM

    also, charles is 200 pounds, there are plenty of guys his size and smaller that do just fine. and other than his ACL tear, which has nothing to do with his size, he hasn’t had any significant injuries in 5 years in the league. guy is a tough SOB.

  9. deathonwings410 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:08 AM

    Hope it isn’t serious. The Chiefs are the biggest threat to the overrated Broncos in the AFC West.

  10. arrowhead816 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:10 AM

    He just rolled his ankle….nothing serious

  11. norseyapper says: Aug 12, 2013 11:10 AM

    Ankle sprain, which can be next to nothing, or a high ankle sprain which takes at least 4 weeks before you can play on it and a couple of months rest (after the season) before it fully heals.
    Hope it is the former, he’s going to be fun to watch in an Andy Reid offense.

  12. balliobb says: Aug 12, 2013 11:11 AM

    I hope the old Madden Ambulance didn’t roll out onto the field…

  13. boyshole25 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:12 AM

    Rolled ankle

  14. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 12, 2013 11:12 AM

    LOL, as expected…

  15. 80sbroncofan says: Aug 12, 2013 11:14 AM

    The Chiefs are just like the 49ers were before Jim Harbaugh. Lots of talent on the team they just need the right head coach to put it all together. Hopefully its nothing serious for for Jamaal Charles.

  16. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Aug 12, 2013 11:20 AM

    Just read on twitter that the injury was so bad that they had to euthanize him.

  17. sportsdrenched says: Aug 12, 2013 11:32 AM

    The shelf life on elite running backs is always short, 2 to 3 seasons where they’re really top performers, and then they slide into injuries or lose a step. I feel like Charles best years are behind him and wouldn’t be shocked if he had another major injury. But, I hope I’m wrong. The Chiefs need him around.

  18. routerunner says: Aug 12, 2013 11:33 AM

    Preseason injuries don’t count for the regular season, do they?

  19. insanelomein2 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:38 AM

    While the Chiefs aren’t going to be a ground-and-pound team as long as Andy Reid’s the coach
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    watching Reid for 14 years in Philly, this is a HUGE understandment

  20. whitemike55 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:40 AM

    Pucker Factor is in full effect:

    We HAD to hold our draft this past Saturday night, not the news the guy with the 4th pick who selected Charles wants to see. Hopefully it’s just precautionary.

  21. gallaghedj311 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:41 AM

    Hey Andy, who’s going to lead the team in receptions now?

  22. themackstrong says: Aug 12, 2013 11:42 AM

    Chiefs fans who were watching or following the training camp saying ankle sprain which is good news with all the talented guys tearing their ACL’s this year. Charles is lightening fast but he also runs hard inside and out. Perspective for those saying he’s too small. He weighs 200 pounds, Marshawn Lynch weighs 218.

  23. oakfolk says: Aug 12, 2013 11:45 AM

    “Ruh-roh, Shaggy!”

  24. doe22us says: Aug 12, 2013 11:48 AM

    Does it make people feel better to laugh at some one’s injury? People indeed do live pathetic lives. Then again they are probably fat slobs that sit on their couches with no ounce of athletic ability. Whatever makes you sleep at night chumps.

  25. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 12, 2013 11:58 AM

    GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says:
    Aug 12, 2013 11:20 AM

    Just read on twitter that the injury was so bad that they had to euthanize him.
    ___________________________________

    HAHA, nice!

  26. kc571 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:04 PM

    Per Nick Jacobs on Twitter: foot strain, xrays negative. Now keep him off the field until September.

  27. screenpass says: Aug 12, 2013 12:17 PM

    No Biggie, its not like he plays a position where he relies on his feet………Oh, wait.

  28. joetoronto says: Aug 12, 2013 12:22 PM

    “And their margin of error this year is so slim that any injury to one of their top players is cause for concern.”

    Speaking of slim, he’s way too slight to last in the NFL. Bad news for Matt Cassel 2.0

  29. tencharge says: Aug 12, 2013 12:36 PM

    This is the exact headline I’ve been hoping not to see popup. I have Charles in a 14 team keeper league. Sure hope he’s ok like some are saying. Sheesh.

  30. andymc58 says: Aug 13, 2013 12:29 AM

    Charles has never had a significant injury? Guess you drank away 2011, like I did.

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