According to Rapoport, Charles is hoping to rejoin the Chiefs for the playoffs, assuming the secure a spot in the postseason.
A win tonight against the Raiders would go a long way towards them making the playoffs.
Kansas City placed him on injured reserve back in early November and the target date tossed out at the time for him to return was Week 17.
Even if Charles is able to return for the playoffs, it’s unlikely he’d have a major role, considering how much time he’s missed this year and the fact that Spencer Ware has been effective for them this season.
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.
We’ll have more regarding Charles and his return as the news is available.