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X-rays on Jamaal Charles’ foot negative, Chiefs call it a strain

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The Chiefs got a scare on Monday when running back Jamaal Charles needed to be carted off the field at practice after an injury, but it looks like serious injury was averted.

According to several reporters who were in attendance at Chiefs practice, coach Andy Reid said that x-rays on Charles’ foot were negative. There’s no word about other tests that might be performed to assess the extent of the injury, which Reid referred to as a strain, nor was there any discussion of a timetable for a return to action.

Should there be no further negative developments upon further evaluation, it doesn’t sound like the kind of injury that will keep Charles out of the lineup for an extended period. Whether that means that he’s well enough to play in this week’s preseason game remains to be seen, although caution will almost certainly be exercised with a player whose ability to make plays in the open field will be one of the focal points of the team’s offense this season.

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44 Responses to “X-rays on Jamaal Charles’ foot negative, Chiefs call it a strain”
  1. caspius1 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:19 PM

    Looks like so far they have been in luck. Hopefully it really is a sprain. This guy is very talented and good at what he does. Would be a shame for him to miss another year due to injury

  2. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 12, 2013 12:19 PM

    That’s a shame. Maybe he’ll break his leg next week.

  3. kane337 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:21 PM

    All Chief fans can exhale now

  4. efriedo says: Aug 12, 2013 12:26 PM

    Mascot must have gotten in his way…

  5. deviantfate says: Aug 12, 2013 12:27 PM

    Whew. KC collectively breathes a sigh of relief….

  6. zoxitic says: Aug 12, 2013 12:27 PM

    Whew. They could have gone from winning 5 games to winning 4.

  7. jbaxt says: Aug 12, 2013 12:28 PM

    Charles would be a huge loss, goes without saying, but they do have several guys built like him in the backfield. Alex Smith and a healthy o-line are the keys to the Chiefs breaking .500 this year.

  8. kcflake says: Aug 12, 2013 12:31 PM

    Damn andy, let’s get our pro bowl workhorse back to the regular season. Hell, throw a yellow Jersey on him for all o care. We need j Charles playing for our chiefs, not hurt and injured.

    Go chiefs on 2013!

  9. northstarnic says: Aug 12, 2013 12:36 PM

    Here we go…

  10. mjk2u says: Aug 12, 2013 12:38 PM

    ya, its a sprain alright….trust me …just a sprain.

    Wishing you a fast recovery

    Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford

  11. nukeslovesit says: Aug 12, 2013 12:39 PM

    He went 4th in my draft this past weekend…..

  12. autoriot says: Aug 12, 2013 12:46 PM

    This dude is a great RB when he is healthy. The problem is…he is NEVER healthy.

    Fantasy Football Players, if you haven’t learned your lesson yet, DON’T DRAFT THIS GUY!

  13. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:47 PM

    He went 4th in my draft this past weekend…..

    thats why u shouldnt draft until after the 3rd preseason games

  14. tencharge says: Aug 12, 2013 12:48 PM

    Thank goodness.

  15. Nick says: Aug 12, 2013 1:05 PM

    @ autoriot:

    This dude is a great RB when he is healthy. The problem is…he is NEVER healthy.
    ———-
    Charles games played by season:
    2008: 16, 2009: 15, 2010: 16, 2011: 2 (torn ACL), 2012: 16

    What in the world are you talking about?

    ==============

    @mjk2u

    Might want to learn the difference between a strain and a sprain… or actually understand what a sprain actually is before commenting…

  16. bbrophy1 says: Aug 12, 2013 1:07 PM

    if it’s in the foot then chances are it’s a SPRAIN and not a STRAIN. Coaches sometimes confuse the 2 words and other times purposely use “strain” when it invovles the foot so that the followup question isn’t “Well is it a lisfranc sprain?”

    The difference is that muscles and tendons get strains. Ligaments get sprains. The difference between a ligament and a tendon is that a tendon attaches muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone to bone. There are plenty of small bones in the foot. Not so many muscles down there

  17. smashscott says: Aug 12, 2013 1:12 PM

    Sports fans/commenters, you’re getting pretty annoying.

    How can you call Jamaal Charles injury prone, always injured or never healthy. I’ve seen this on here and other sites commenting on this injury.

    Jamaal Charles Games Played:
    2012 – 16 games
    2011 – 2 games
    2010 – 16 games
    2009 – 15 games
    2008 – 16 games

    So he had one injury, and suddenly he’s injury prone, or always injured? He even played in 16 games after his injury….in a season which he could’ve just sat out/rested once the season was obviously shot.

  18. shayeezy says: Aug 12, 2013 1:18 PM

    yeah bbrophy1, no muscles in the foot. thanks for the anatomy lesson.

  19. ejm845 says: Aug 12, 2013 1:22 PM

    he’s done its a lis frank injury they usually take a couple days for a GM to admit to

  20. shayeezy says: Aug 12, 2013 1:28 PM

    lisfranc shows up in an x-ray, genius.

  21. autoriot says: Aug 12, 2013 1:30 PM

    You’re right, he does play, he just never scores any TD’s so I just assumed he was never on the field.

    MY BAD CHARLES LOVERS!

    Dude is always hurt. It’s just science.

    Games started vs Games Played makes a difference.

    2008 = 2 games Started
    2009 = 10 games started
    2010 = 6 games started
    2011 = 1 game started
    2012 = 15 games started

  22. sullijo1 says: Aug 12, 2013 1:34 PM

    That sucks – chiefs fans need an excuse every year. You know, they would have won the super bowl if not for:

    1) linn Elliott
    2) Grbac
    3) Romeo
    4) injuries

    Etc
    Etc
    Etc

    No playoff wins since 1993.

  23. radrntn says: Aug 12, 2013 1:36 PM

    i hope it is not a high ankle sprain…those tend to linger all season long…I hope he is healthy so J-Charles, and DMC can square off. Two of the best backs in the league behind AP

  24. jrebar88 says: Aug 12, 2013 2:00 PM

    This is what happens when you keep saying that your team is going to injure PFM. Your fragile RB gets injured. Charles can barely make it through an entire game, dude is sooooft

    RESPECT THE ORANGE

  25. lionsdraftguy says: Aug 12, 2013 2:03 PM

    Too bad this didnt happen to someone that NFL fans actually DONT like….like Colin Kaepernick for example.

  26. afcdomination says: Aug 12, 2013 2:06 PM

    jrebar-

    dude is soft? you mean the dude who tore his ACL, then came back the next season and led the AFC in rushing? that dude? while breaking off 3 plus 80 yard runs?

    soft? because he had a freak injury? Charles is TOUGH. he’s a tough runner, and he doesn’t let little injuries keep him off that field like say Moreno.

  27. afcdomination says: Aug 12, 2013 2:09 PM

    guy above pointing at games started.

    you do realize Thomas jones got the start credit for 2 years right?

  28. yelix says: Aug 12, 2013 2:16 PM

    Jamaal Charles didn’t “start” all 16 games in 2010 because Todd Haley was an idiot and named Thomas Jones the “starter” for most of that season. Whether or not Charles was listed as the “starter” he still had like 1,500 yards and went to the Pro Bowl.

  29. Nick says: Aug 12, 2013 2:16 PM

    @autoriot

    How many Chiefs games do you watch? He didn’t have STARTS because he was in a timeshare from 2008 through 2011. Not because he was injured (save the ACL). Hence why he played in all those games. Don’t claim he’s injured because he didn’t have starts, that’s just dumb.

    2008-2009: Starter was Larry Johnson mostly, Charles took over after LJ got injured and started the rest of the year.

    2010-2011 – Starter was split between Thomas Jones and Charles. Charles injured early in Q1, Week 2 v Detroit.

    I agree Charles does not get used at the goal line enough for fantasy-elite status. But that’s a different discussion and not your original claim that Charles “is never healthy”

  30. pooflingingmonkey says: Aug 12, 2013 2:22 PM

    youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 12, 2013 12:19 PM

    “That’s a shame. Maybe he’ll break his leg next week.”

    What does this add to the discussion?

  31. banger60 says: Aug 12, 2013 2:29 PM

    For all you haters,,GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!

  32. Youknowimright says: Aug 12, 2013 2:30 PM

    paging mr. franc, mr. lisfranc.

  33. jrebar88 says: Aug 12, 2013 2:32 PM

    afcdomination says:
    Aug 12, 2013 2:06 PM
    jrebar-

    dude is soft? you mean the dude who tore his ACL, then came back the next season and led the AFC in rushing? that dude? while breaking off 3 plus 80 yard runs?

    soft? because he had a freak injury? Charles is TOUGH. he’s a tough runner, and he doesn’t let little injuries keep him off that field like say Moreno.
    _____________

    So why does he constantly take himself out of the game? Keep saying yall are going to injure Peyton though, I dont feel bad when things like this happen :) Youll see him carted off the field in week 1 too. :)

  34. afcdomination says: Aug 12, 2013 2:47 PM

    because in today’s NFL, you get hit hard, and need to come out of a game. doesn’t stop him from averaging 6 ypc, or having these big 200 plus yard games.

    is he a 25 carry guy? NO. heck no. 15-18 carries, couple catches….sure. but he needs a breather. yes. why not. it keeps your guy fresh

    also, a big part has been coaching. romeo handed the guy 3 carries in a game where Jamaal was healthy, Jamaal claimed to be healthy, and romeo had no answer

    need to stop commenting on what you simply just know nothing about. Charles is not an injury problem. hes a HB. ALL HB’s have to worry about injuries these days

  35. afcdomination says: Aug 12, 2013 2:50 PM

    yes. Charles was in a timeshare. like MOST BACKS in the nfl! what is wrong with being a back who is a 2 back system guy? that is Jamaal. he needs someone to come take 12-15 carries, is that really that big of a shocker in today’s NFL.

    when it comes to guys getting 25 carries, all I see are arian foster types coming down with injury after injury. maybe more ben tate keeps him fresh?

  36. pekkle007 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:03 PM

    Jamaal, I drafted u first. Pls don’t leave me w/ Knile Davis. For God’s sake, please don’t.

  37. braceyourselffor12 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:10 PM

    @ lionsdraftguy

    Right, or a team no one cares about like the perennial loser Detroit Lions.

  38. bbrophy1 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:10 PM

    shayeezy obviously drafted Charles lol….taking it way too personal. And you only see certain lisfranc sprains on X-Rays genius. some still need MRI’s or CT scans which is why they are not diagnosed immediately all the time.

  39. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 12, 2013 3:13 PM

    “coach Andy Reid said that x-rays on Charles’ foot were negative.”
    —————————————————–
    Why?! Why?! Why?! (in my best Costanza voice)

  40. mwatts1 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:16 PM

    @youarejealousof6rings (aka Steelers Troll)

    Have you ever heard of karma? Most times, bad things happen to people that wish harm on others. GOOD LUCK!

  41. ramsfan80 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:53 PM

    I dont enjoy reading comments that are more than 2 or 3 sentences.

  42. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 12, 2013 4:07 PM

    @ramsfan80, thanks for that wonderful insight. My favorite color is blue.

  43. denbronx says: Aug 12, 2013 5:18 PM

    Charles is the Chiefs WHOLE offense. lol He goes down then you guys automatically pick in the top 5 again. Maybe you will draft another RB.

  44. raiderapologist says: Aug 12, 2013 7:33 PM

    ramsfan80 says: Aug 12, 2013 3:53 PM

    I dont enjoy reading comments that are more than 2 or 3 sentences.
    ————
    I don’t enjoy pickles.

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