Kansas City Chiefs head coach announced after Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos that Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry each have ankle sprains. The severity of each is not known. Reid said they would both have x-rays on Monday.
The Chiefs will hope this Jason La Canfora report is accurate:
Early indications for Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles are mild ankle sprains for both. Chiefs hopeful neither will miss significant time— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 15, 2014
It's been reported Charles will have an MRI on his ankle in the morning to determine the severity. Charles left the game in the first half and did not return. Charles ended the game with two rushes for four yards and one reception for eight yards. Knile Davis carried the load in Charles' absence with 22 carries for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
Charles' injury was also a concern because he hurt his foot while moving boxes during training camp. That caused him to miss time during the preseason. It's not clear if they're related.
This is the play it happened on:
Do not know what Broncos TJ Wad was doing on play Jamaal got hurt pic.twitter.com/CRNVFyeoAm— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) September 15, 2014
I'm not exactly sure when Berry's injury happened but he also left in the first half. The Chiefs replaced him with Ron Parker at safety.
Ankle injuries can vary so much. A sprain could be something that doesn't keep them out of any practices; or it could cost them multiple weeks. It all depends on the severity.
"We have a few injuries," Reid said after the game, via quotes from the Broncos, "but we don't slow down on that. We know they're good football players, we've got it. We also know we have some good football players that are playing behind them, and so Dorse (GM John Dorsey) and his crew work endless hours bringing in good football players so they're given an opportunity to play. It's a joint effort. Football's a joint effort. It's a team sport. Everyone's got to step up and do their job just a little bit better, coaches included, right? We all need to do our job better."