Jamaal Charles carted off from Chiefs practice

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.

30 responses to “Jamaal Charles carted off from Chiefs practice

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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

  12. “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

  13. 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.

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