Chiefs Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder Talks RB Jamaal Charles from The Mothership
"I would caution you in trying to compare the last injury to this one and who's made it back and how fast they've made it back and all that. We'll go through that over the next six-to-nine months with Jamaal. He's in a really good place mentally because he's been through this before. We've got a plan in place where we've talked to the physician, Dr. (James) Andrews, who did his surgery in the past, and it looks like he's leaning that way, to go back down there and get it operated on by him again.
"He and I will get to work, he's already been through some rehab sessions here to get ready. He's really in a really good place right now, considering everything that's happened just a couple days ago."
Five Takeaways from Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid Wednesday from The Mothership
Reid said that trust in the locker room is crucial when the team is off to a slow start.
"It tests your character," he said. "You're going to have a lot of people telling you a lot of things. It's important that there's a mutual trust among each other. Most of all, you get back to what's real and that's working hard as coaches and players, this just isn't a one-way thing.
"As coaches and players, working hard, making sure that we understand the game plan and then, most of all, as coaches and players, going out and executing on Sunday. That's what's real and that's what you can control. We all need to do that and do better is what we need to do."
Chiefs vs. Vikings: 10 Stats to Know from The Mothership
The Chiefs are allowing just 98 yards rushing per game
Last week against Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears, the Chiefs defense held their own in the run game.
Forte, one of the elite running backs in the NFL, finished with 18 carries for 71 yards.
On Sunday, guys like Jaye Howard,
Dontari Poe, Mike DeVitoand Allen Bailey, along with Derrick Johnsonand company, will have their hands full slowing Peterson down.
Former Chiefs Cheerleader Overcomes Breast Cancer for Son from The Mothership
If it was ever a choice before, Brandy Reed never saw it as one.
"I had to fight because my baby deserves a mommy."
After all, breastfeeding her son, Jaxson, was the reason she discovered the lump in the first place. He's also the reason she never takes a moment with him for granted.
Brandy underwent a bilateral double mastectomy on March 5 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in February, when her son was only four months old.
QB Series Chapter 19: A Game Manager from The Mothership
On the cover of the magazine's 1996 preview edition was Steve Bono pictured alongside some of the Chiefs offensive and defensive starters. Green Bay was predicted to be Kansas City's opponent in the championship game.
No active quarterback in the NFL had a higher winning percentage as a starter than Bono. He had surpassed Jim McMahon, Stan Humphries, Neil O'Donnell, Jim Kelley, Dan Marino, Jeff Hostetler, Troy Aikman and Steve Young. He had a better winning percentage than Brett Favre and Troy Aikman. His 79.5 quarterback rating was superior to Len Dawson's rating for the 1969 Super Bowl season.
Still, there were doubts based on Bono's second half of the previous season and for what had happened in the playoff loss.
Vikings' Adrian Peterson offers hope for Jamaal Charles' recovery from The Kansas City Star
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson knows how grueling the game of football is, both mentally and physically, and he definitely doesn't like to see other running backs get hurt.
That's why he could not help but feel some degree of emotion when he heard that Chiefs star Jamaal Charles suffered a season-ending right anterior cruciate ligament tear in the Chiefs' 18-17 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
"It hurt me to the core (to see) my guy go down," Peterson said.
Week 6: Wednesday injury report from Chiefs Digest
Starting tight end Travis Kelce (groin, thumb), backup rookie tight end James O'Shaughnessy (hand) and cornerback Jamell Fleming (elbow) practiced fully.
Of note on the report, the Chiefs no longer list second-year wide receiver Albert Wilson, who has been inactive the past two games with a shoulder injury.
The Vikings list six players on the injury report, including starting wide receivers Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson.
Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles won't get to decide Sunday the issue of which player is the genuine LeBron James of the NFL, the one opposing defenses have to put all their resources into stopping.
That being the case, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took the high road when asked to settle the debate, perhaps in deference to his injured Kansas City Chiefs counterpart.
"I'll say I'm the Michael Jordan,'' Peterson said on a conference call with Kansas City area media. "There's always the debate, would LeBron be better than Michael? So I'll say I'm the Michael Jordan of football.''
Ware signed as a free agent with the Chiefs at the end of last season. He participated in their offseason practices as well as training camp and the preseason. The Chiefs released Ware at the end of the preseason and signed him to their practice squad after he cleared waivers.
Ware will be third on the Chiefs' depth chart behind Charcandrick West and Knile Davis.
Here are some things to know about Ware:
Chiefs' Dontari Poe misses practice because of high ankle sprain from The Kansas City Star
Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe missed practice Wednesday because of a high ankle sprain. He was not present during the portion of practice that was open to the media.
Poe, 25, has been dealing with injuries this season. He suffered a herniated disk in his back this summer and missed the entire preseason, only to return for the Chiefs' week one win over the Houston Texans.
Poe, a two-time Pro Bowler, has recorded 13 combined tackles through five games. He does not have a sack after recording a combined 10 1/2 the last two years.
Nose tackle Dontari Poe arrived for work on Monday with a high ankle sprain. That was a surprise to the Kansas City Chiefs, much as it was a surprise to him. He injured the ankle in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
"Really, he didn't feel anything until he woke up [Monday morning]," coach Andy Reid said.
The injury prevented Poe from practicing Wednesday and will likely keep him out of Sunday's game against the Vikings in Minnesota and for a few weeks beyond.
Brad Childress, the progenitor of what he famously dubbed a "kick-ass offense" at the end of his first season with the Minnesota Vikings, will return to the home of his rocky tenure as a head coach on Sunday.
Childress, whose official title with the Kansas City Chiefs is "spread game analysis/special projects coach," faces his old team for the first time since the Vikings fired him following a 31-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers during the 2010 season. His 4 1/2 years with the Vikings, which began after the team refused to let him leave for a scheduled interview with the Packers, were nothing if not memorable.
"I'm probably the only Charcandrick in the world," West said.
He may be right about that. But there could be a boom of Charcandricks if all goes according to the Chiefs' plan.
The Chiefs believe West is a poor man's Charles, with similar ability to make cuts and avoid tacklers as a ball carrier and beat coverage and run for yardage afterward as a pass receiver.
Three days after running back Jamaal Charles tore the ACL in his right knee, the Kansas City Chiefs put a plan in place for his return.
"He's in a really good place mentally because he's been through this before," trainer Rick Burkholder said. "We've got a plan in place where we've talked to the physician, Dr. [James] Andrews, who did his surgery in the past and it looks like he's leaning that way that he'll go back down there and get operated on by him again. Then [Charles] and I will get to work. He's already been through some rehab sessions to get ready. He's really in a really good place right now considering everything that happened just a couple days ago."