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Jamaal Charles shaken up early, ruled out

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Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles left Saturday’s wild-card game at Indianapolis after being shaken up early in the first quarter.

Charles, who leads the Chiefs in rushing and receiving yards, appeared to be injured when his head hit the turf after being tackled on a seven-yard run off right end.

Charles was on the Chiefs’ bench area for a few plays, then walked off the sideline, ostensibly to be further looked at inside by medical staff.

Rookie Knile Davis replaced Charles in the lineup.

UPDATE: Charles has been ruled out, the Chiefs said.

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35 Responses to “Jamaal Charles shaken up early, ruled out”
  1. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 4, 2014 4:49 PM

    He gets what he deserves

  2. mrheavyhustle says: Jan 4, 2014 4:52 PM

    Could be bigg

  3. sean6886 says: Jan 4, 2014 4:52 PM

    Colts now favored over Chiefs.

  4. denverfandownsouth says: Jan 4, 2014 4:52 PM

    And there goes the season

  5. borisbulldog says: Jan 4, 2014 4:52 PM

    I don’t know what’s worse, watching an indoor play-off game or listening to Mike Mayock’s lisp?

  6. ottawabrave91 says: Jan 4, 2014 4:52 PM

    everyone here in Kc let out a giant groan at the same time

  7. oldschoolnflman says: Jan 4, 2014 4:56 PM

    Im glad the chiefs were able to overcome that potential pass interference no call. Wonder if the NFL concussion docs will hold out J Charles? Would be a huge loss. Thankfully DAVIS got some work last week.

  8. chinahand11 says: Jan 4, 2014 4:57 PM

    What horrible karma. First playoff game, first drive, down we go.

  9. thelastbesthope says: Jan 4, 2014 4:58 PM

    Rub some dirt on it. Sheeze….

    Can you imagine Larry Csonka being led to the locker room in a playoff game after taking a ding?

  10. bengalguy says: Jan 4, 2014 5:02 PM

    Stay classy Steeler Fans……stay classy

  11. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Jan 4, 2014 5:03 PM

    No Charles…. No sweat.

    #gameoverman

  12. fostercackle says: Jan 4, 2014 5:03 PM

    Go steelers? Seriously? I mean… They can’t really go at all right now.

  13. nosmak40 says: Jan 4, 2014 5:09 PM

    Just out of curiosity, why does he deserve an injury?

  14. dasmol says: Jan 4, 2014 5:11 PM

    Tough blow to KC. Another case of commentator jinx? One had just stated that Charles was responsible for more than a third of the Chief’s offense.

  15. sopadegato says: Jan 4, 2014 5:13 PM

    Karma strikes back. Remember the hit taking out Brian Cushing, who wasn’t anywhere near the ball and facing the opposite direction?

  16. bengalifer says: Jan 4, 2014 5:13 PM

    “The league’s crusade against the steelers”… what a goon… did u see super bowl 40? A total crusade FOR the steelers.

  17. deezenucks says: Jan 4, 2014 5:15 PM

    Gets what he deserves hey? Just like your steelers without a playoff game…

  18. chargerdillon says: Jan 4, 2014 5:16 PM

    He went from public enemy #1 in Indy to public enemy #1 in KC if they lose

    if it’s a concussion which is what they tested him for, he’s out for the game end of story

    What a crappy way for this game to go

  19. sdbolthead says: Jan 4, 2014 5:21 PM

    Steelers fan needs to get over it. Maybe your team shouldn’t have started the season 0-4? Plus, how quickly they forget a missed FG by Vanderjagt in ’06 that should have forced OT.

  20. rodh32340 says: Jan 4, 2014 5:23 PM

    KC hasn’t folded their tent up yet…that’s a good sign, Jamaal putting his helmet on would be a better sign. Just saying

  21. nfl4days says: Jan 4, 2014 5:23 PM

    Sopadegato did you even watch the play? Jamaal Charles was the only thing between Brian Cushing and Alex Smith

  22. EJ says: Jan 4, 2014 5:30 PM

    Charles was a huge percent of the Offensive gameplan, but after depending on him so often all year Kansas City can’t expect it to last forever. I am also sure Andy Reid has a backup plan in place, he’s just too good of a coach to not have different avenues to follow.

  23. repmochief50 says: Jan 4, 2014 5:32 PM

    24-7 chiefs, yep we’re done……

  24. legionofboom88 says: Jan 4, 2014 5:45 PM

    Jamaal Charles ruled out. And so goes their Super Bowl dreams.

  25. dualprime says: Jan 4, 2014 5:48 PM

    sean6886 says:
    Jan 4, 2014 4:52 PM
    Colts now favored over Chiefs.
    —————–
    Not the way they’re playing at the moment. Colts can’t even stop Alex Smith rushing.

  26. thelastbesthope says: Jan 4, 2014 5:48 PM

    Indy’s defense is their Public Enemy #1

    Peee-Uuuu

  27. canadianhonky says: Jan 4, 2014 6:04 PM

    😏 he will be ready for the next round… Keep hating.

  28. vikingapologist says: Jan 4, 2014 6:14 PM

    borisbulldog- love it bro

  29. jammer73 says: Jan 4, 2014 6:23 PM

    How’s givin’ up that 1st rd pick for Richardson workin’ out for ya Colts? LOL!!!!!!!!!

  30. Getoffmylawn! says: Jan 4, 2014 6:24 PM

    Luck is going to throw the game away. Knile Davis next man up!!
    Steelers suck

  31. suns11111 says: Jan 4, 2014 6:40 PM

    sean6886 says: Jan 4, 2014 4:52 PM

    Colts now favored over Chiefs.

    LOL sean nice prediction. Colts not sure who to cover……….

  32. metitometin says: Jan 4, 2014 6:52 PM

    It’s crazy that Charles was knocked out of the game on such a harmless looking play. He wasn’t even hit by the other guy, he was knocked out by the damn artificial turf. That’s ridiculous.

    Either get rid of artificial turf or modify the rules that keep key players out of key games with concussions. There’s no reason for Charles not to be playing right now.

  33. kansacity88 says: Jan 4, 2014 7:08 PM

    CRAAAAAAP!!!!

  34. canadianhonky says: Jan 4, 2014 8:04 PM

    I’m am idiot I do apologize…. KC 😷 bye.

  35. jdnddn2 says: Jan 4, 2014 9:12 PM

    It sure looked like pass interference the last play the Chiefs ran; similarly to the play prior to the Chief’s touchdown in the first half;( they scored the next play so no harm no foul), but what IF!!!!!. There must be no difference if the receiver is 100 pounds and 2 feet taller than the defender, or they are the same size. The coach decides who covers who, and size should not favor either team. This Wild Card Game is tainted by questionable officiating. Though both teams played well, I feel Mr. Luck Is an exceptional QB, and played an amazing game it cheapens the sport when infractions are missed for what ever reason, with no recourse as in a review.

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