Charles had a scope performed on his other knee a few weeks ago after he had been dealing with pain and swelling in both of his knees.
This is obviously concerning for Charles, as he’s dealt with knee injuries for the past few seasons.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media previously reported that the first procedure on his Charles’ knee could allow Charles to return in weeks rather than months.
If the Chiefs were to designate Charles are their player to return from injured reserve, the earliest he could be back is eight weeks.
According to Rapoport, the target date for Charles to return would be Week 17, which means he would be available to help them in the playoffs, assuming they secure a spot in the postseason.
Charles, 29, is in the third year of his four-year, $28 million contract that included $8.3 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $2.75 million (2016), and $3.75 million (2017) over the remainder of the contract.
This season, Charles has appeared in three games and rushed for 40 yards on 12 carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with two receptions for 14 yards receiving and a touchdown.