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Preliminary Tests Indicate Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles Has Torn ACL


Chiefs HC Andy Reid said of preliminary tests on Jamaal Charlesknee injury, “it looks more like a torn ACL.”

  • Charles will still undergo an MRI on Monday, but it doesn’t sound good for Charles.
  • Reid confirmed that they will move forward with Knile Davis and Charcandrick West.


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the immediate fear for Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is that he has a torn ACL based on initial testing.

  • Rapoport adds that Charles is scheduled to have an MRI on his injured knee Monday.
  • According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, “It doesn’t sound good.


Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was forced from Sunday’s game against the Bears with a right knee injury.

It was clear that Charles had a major injury after he collapsed without being contacted by the Bears’ defense. Charles had to be helped off the field and the Chiefs wasted little time ruling him out for the game.

Of course, the concern here is that he tore his ACL, which would be a season-ending injury and lead to Kansas City on injured reserve.

Losing Charles for any amount of time would be a huge blow to the Chiefs offense, seeing he has been the focal point of their attack.

Charles, 28, is in the second year of his four-year, $28 million contract that included $8.3 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $4.45 million (2015), $2.75 million (2016), and $3.75 million (2017) over the remainder of the contract.

Entering today’s game, Charles had ran for 306 yards on 59 carries (5.2 YPC) to go along with 20 receptions for 151 yards receiving and five total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 running back out of 63 qualifying players.

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