Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles estimates that he’s “80 percent” recovered from the ACL surgery he underwent back on October 6, 2011.
“I feel I can do the same thing my teammates do,” he said, per Josh Looney. “I do it without the coaches around. I catch the ball, I cut, I do a lot of drills and I’ve been doing this for two months.”
Charles expects to come back an be “bigger, stronger and maybe even faster” this season. He’s still waiting to be cleared by doctors before returning the practice field.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has vowed to return as “the same player he was” before his knee injury last season.
“If you’re worried about me not being the same, just look out for me this year,” Charles said, per Adam Teicher.
A third-round draft pick in 2008, Charles suffered an ACL injury in Week 2 in 2011 against the Detroit Lions, and subsequently was put on injured reserve, missing the rest of the season.
Charles has not yet been cleared for OTAs or minicamp in June, but sounds very upbeat about his rehabilitation. He should be ready come training camp.