We have a medical opinion on the foot strain suffered by KC Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs trainer spoke with the media and updated the status on Charles, who is considered day-to-day.
Chiefs trainer Rick burlholder said Charles os day to day. Ruled out long term issue like lisfranc— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) August 13, 2013
#chiefs trainer says Charles day to day. Sore tendon in the ankle but not major damage 2 orthos checked him out and no structural damage— joshklingler (@joshklingler) August 13, 2013
Chiefs head trainer says Charles has a bruise on the top of his foot and is day to day he might get some work n tomorrow's practice.— Alan Shope (@AlanKCTV5) August 13, 2013
Charles had soreness up leg from strain yesterday but could be on field tomorrow. #Chiefs— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) August 13, 2013
The key parts of that:
-No structural damage, which suggests this is not a long-term thing.
-He could practice a little bit by tomorrow.
-No Lisfranc injury, which was the really big concern.
I'm feeling a lot better about this. Let's see what he does on Wednesday, if anything, and then wait for game weekend. Just my hunch, but I don't see Charles playing on Friday night. We'll wait for the official word from Reid though.