Head coach Andy Reid said after practice he was just being careful with his dynamic star.
“He had an x-ray done on it and it was negative. It’s a foot strain, and we’ll see how he does and take precautionary measures.”
Though ESPN’s Adam Schefter was reporting the Chiefs were privately concerned about Charles’ foot, GM John Dorsey also was pretty clear there wasn’t much to worry about.
“It’s more precautionary than anything,” Dorsey told SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“I think sometimes when you have a player of the magnitude of Jamaal Charles things do get magnified a little bit. It’s more precautionary. We understand what he is and what value he does have for this team. Right now everything is good.”
Of course many fans were quick to point out Dorsey said “right now”, meaning things could be very different for Charles when he wakes up Tuesday morning.
Obviously there’s nothing wrong with the team being cautious and sitting him down for the rest of this week and Friday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. But if Charles is able to get back out on the field Tuesday — as Reid suggested — it would go a long way towards calming any fears about the star’s health.