The Kansas City Chiefs were without RB Jamaal Charles in Friday night’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers and they might not get him back the rest of the preseason. Or he could be back Saturday night in Pittsburgh.
No one seems to know exactly what the plan is, including the Chiefs star, despite being back to practice Sunday.
“This is one of the weird injuries I’ve had,” Charles told reporters after practice. “It started in my foot and it traveled 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 said he told the Chiefs training staff he “can’t just be waiting and waiting and waiting”, but he absolutely can. It’s not so black and white once the season starts, but the beautiful part about the preseason is you can be as cautious as you want.
If I’m making the decisions, Charles isn’t playing a single snap in the final two preseason games and his practice time wouldn’t include any live plays.
But, as we know, I’m not the one making the decisions. And if head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson want to get a look at Charles in Kansas City’s new offense, they will make that call shortly before kickoff this weekend.