Jamaal Charles is going on injured reserve after reportedly meeting with Dr. James Andrews this week. Multiple outlets are reporting the move to IR, which could end his season.
The Chiefs have placed RB Jamaal Charles on IR, per a league source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 1, 2016
The new IR rules state that a player can come back, which is something to keep in mind here. The Chiefs haven’t said anything either way. He can come back to practice after six weeks and play in games after eight weeks with the new IR rules. I have no idea if it’s a real possibility but we will remember that. The Chiefs don’t have to declare him eligible for return beforehand so perhaps we’re revisiting this later in the year.
Working against him with that is this. Another surgery means more time off.
After visiting Dr. James Andrews, #KCChiefs RB Jamaal Charles will need a 2nd surgery on his knee, source said. Severity is unclear.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2016
Given this injury and the emergence of Spencer Ware, it’s fair to wonder if this is it for Jamaal in KC. His knee flared up two weeks ago and he was sent back to the doctor this week. Obviously, those conversations could’ve have been good if this is the way it turns out.
The team has clearly proven they can win without him given their record without him the past two seasons. The Chiefs won 11 in a row without him last year and have started 5-2 this year with little contributions from him.
It’s weird to think but is this it?