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MRI Confirms Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles Has Torn ACL, Out For Season

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that an MRI on Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles‘ injured knee confirmed that he has a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.

This should come as little surprise, as 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.

Kansas City is already bringing in veteran running backs for workouts on Tuesday including Pierre Thomas and Ben Tate.

However, they’re likely to give Charcandrick West and Knile Davis an opportunity to handle the workload moving forward.

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.

Charles’ 2015 season ends with him rushing for 364 yards on 71 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with 21 receptions for 177 yards receiving and five total touchdowns over the course of five games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 23 running back out of 58 qualifying players.

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