Chiefs All-Pro RB Jamaal Charles led the league in TDs in 2013. His absence for any period of time would be a cause for alarm in Kansas City.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid chose not to activate RB Jamaal Charles in yesterday’s preseason game against the Panthers due to a lingering foot injury.
“With Jamaal Charles, he twisted his foot and kind of freak thing,” Andy Reid said according to the Chiefs official website. “It didn’t happen at practice. It was after practice (when) we were leaving and so, we held him out. Precautionary measures. I think he’s going to be fine but I left him back at home. We’ll go from there but he’s doing well.”
Charles led the NFL with 19 TDs in 2013 en route to his second All-Pro selection and his third Pro Bowl. He was tied with Marshawn Lynch for most rushing TDs but led the AFC outright in the same category.
Charles has a career rushing average of 5.6 yards/carry – the highest in NFL history for any player with more than 1,000 carries.