Jamaal Charles not sure if he’ll play this week

AP

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles isn’t sure when he’ll return to the starting lineup after straining his right foot last week.

In fact, he’s not even sure if his foot is bothering him anymore, or if it’s something else.

“Playing in the NFL you get weird injuries,” Charles said, via Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. “This is one of the weird injuries I’ve had. It started in my foot and it travelled all the way to the top of my foot and now it’s stuck in the middle of my right leg.

“I’m getting my treatment so I can be right.”

Charles practiced Sunday, and there’s a chance he plays Saturday against the Steelers, depending on how this week goes.

“I told [trainer Rick Burkholder] that I can’t just be waiting and waiting and waiting,” said Charles, who injured his foot in practice last Monday. “I’ve got to get the reps and continue to see how I feel, whether it’s getting better or worse.”

While the temptation to get him back on the field is real, considering all the new parts around him, they need to make sure he’s healed from whatever’s bothering him first.