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Chiefs' Jamaal Charles has a bruised knee but should be fine

Updating the Chiefs injury report following the Broncos game.

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Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles finished Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos but was diagnosed with a bruised knee, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid who made the announcement on Monday morning.

"I think he'll be OK this week," Reid told reporters on Monday.

Charles had some swelling in his knee after the game but continued to play so he should be fine. Reid wasn't sure when the injury occurred but didn't seem overly concerned about it.

Here's what the rest of the injury report looks like:

  • DE Allen Bailey (concussion)
  • LB Dee Ford (quad contusion)
  • LB James-Michael Johnson (lower back spasms)
  • LB Josh Mauga (lower back spasms)
  • G Mike McGlynn (quad contusion)

Four of these players (minus Dee Ford) are regular players so them missing any time would require some shuffling. Allen Bailey is the headliner with his concussion. He will go through the concussion protocol this week so we may not have an idea of his status until later this week. The Chiefs are already thing at linebacker so any serious injuries to JMJ or Mauga could be troublesome. The Chiefs could use Jeff Linkenbach or perhaps even Donald Stephenson if McGlynn couldn't play next week.

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