Jamaal Charles is “fine,” despite foot sprain


Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles sprained a foot on Monday.  X-rays were negative, but that doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story.

X-rays on a foot can be negative, but there can still be plenty of damage inside the foot.

In Charles’ case, the sprain is nevertheless not serious.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Charles if “fine.”

That news is better than fine for the Chiefs, who expect to use Charles extensively in Reid’s offense.

Charles missed most of 2011 with a torn ACL, but he returned to have a Pro Bowl season in 2012.

27 responses to “Jamaal Charles is “fine,” despite foot sprain

  1. Fantasy owners beware. Foot sprains are about the last thing you want, especially this early in the season.

    When Demarco Murray sprained his foot last season he thought he’d be fine and back in 2 weeks – he missed 7 games.

    This things have a nasty habit of lingering and getting re-injured. Could seriously suck for the Chiefs and anyone who’s drafted him in their leagues.

  2. Thank the holy lord. As a huge Vikings fan, and FF Jamaal Charles owner, I am sadly more concerned with Jamaals health than Adrians. #ImGoingToFootballHell

  3. Reid claims that practice injuries are his responsibility, he’s gotta do a better job, blah…blah….blah….time’s yours.

  4. adam schefter keeps backing down more and more from his initial story. now it’s “there are a couple of people within the organization who are concerned about his injury”. where would we be without such hard-hitting reporting?

  5. In FF land…Harvin was a bad storm. Charles down & out would be a full blown CAT 5 hurricane.

    I want Schefter and all these “insiders” to report everything they hear, the second the hear it.


  6. Charles hurt. No problem for Andy he’ll just call an additional 15 more passes. Just wait Kanas City, your in for a treat.

  7. I hope to heck he is okay. Charles deserves a break.

    In Charles’ previous devastating season-ending knee injury – recall Charles, while chased by pursuit, going almost untouched to the sideline.

    The good news? He evaded the pursuit – and made it to the sideline.

    The bad news? Some official left yardstick completely unattended and when Charles’ foot hit it — poof. Knee gone.

    Who leaves a yardstick near the field of play UNATTENDED? Somehow, no one ever called that one out – but it’s on tape. Pretty messed up really. The derelict official could have destroyed a player’s career.

  8. humb0lt says:
    Aug 12, 2013 8:16 PM
    They said Antonio Gates’ foot was fine, but he wasn’t the same for three years.

    Gates’ foot was just fine. He just got fat and lazy.

    And he remains that way.

    Remember when you guys thought he was better than Tony? Yeah, that’s always good for a laugh.

  9. You’d be a fool to have an FFL draft anytime before week 3. Week 3 is when starters see the most time. Make sure they stay healthy and go from there!!

  10. humb0lt says: Aug 12, 2013 8:16 PM

    They said Antonio Gates’ foot was fine, but he wasn’t the same for three years.
    That’s not correct. He hasn’t been the same since.

  11. @ialwayswantedtobeabanker

    Actually, no. It was the first down marker on the ground, exactly where it is supposed to be (and still is). The lineman was holding the stick marker, there’s a separate one that lays down on the field.

    It was a very unfortunate accident, but don’t blame it on the refs. Google “jamaal Charles acl video” and you can see.

  12. Does it really matter. I thought Reid didn’t use running backs.
    Chiefs fans are going to be upset when they realize their best player is only seeing 30-35% touches per game. He better make use of the 12 carries he gets per game

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