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Jamaal Charles injury: 'Foot strain', x-rays negative for Kansas City Chiefs RB

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was "carted off" at Monday's training camp practice in St. Joe but it was just a foot strain, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid. X-rays were negative.


KC Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles went down with an injury in Monday's training camp practice but it does not appear to be serious. According to reporters at camp, including Nick Jacobs of Metro Sports, it is a "foot strain" and x-rays were negative.

Whew! Charles' injury had Chiefs fans scared, especially the words "carted off". In reality almost every Chief who is injured is "carted off" the field. There is a big hill from the field to the Chiefs locker room at camp so almost everyone takes a cart up that hill. The words "carted off" often sound a lot worse than it really is, which appears to be the case here.

According to other reports, it is his left right foot. The important part here is that x-rays were negative. A foot strain could potentially keep him out for a few days but it does not sound like something that will keep him out for multiple weeks. I can't say that for sure though, just basing it off of what we know, which is that it's a foot strain and x-rays are negative.

We'll wait for more updates on Charles as the week goes on. The Chiefs play the 49ers on Friday night for the second preseason game.

I don't need to tell you all how important Charles is to the KC Chiefs success in the 2013 season. While Alex Smith and Andy Reid are the new Chiefs in town, Charles remains one of if not the most important piece of the team's success next season.

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