The Kansas City Chiefs announced that Jamaal Charles had another surgery earlier this week. I heard that news and in our post I wrote that I don’t know the details but two surgeries instead of one doesn’t sound like good news if you’re hoping he can return later this year.
Turns out, I was wrong. Shocker, I know.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the second surgery is actually considered good news for his chances of returning. He’s Rapoport’s report:
It sounds like bad news but it’s actually probably the best news Jamaal Charles could hope for. Here’s what has happened in the last couple weeks. He had surgery to trim - not repair - his meniscus on one knee that happened a couple weeks ago after he went on IR. Then on Monday (of this week) he had surgery to trim the meniscus on the other knee. From what I understand this increases his chances of returning for the playoffs or maybe, maybe real late December. If he did not have this second surgery o this other knee he would not be able to be back at all. This is basically Jamaal Charles checking off one problem, checking off another problem with a knee scope. This increases the chances of him being healthy again when the Chiefs might need him most.
I can buy it because the Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said that this wouldn’t affect Jamaal’s rehab. Still, I’m not really sure what to make of this. Rapoport has put out info on Jamaal a couple times. It feels like the person who most benefits from this being out there is Jamaal’s camp. They probably want one more shot to get out there this year to show he’s healthy enough to play next year. I guess we’ll see what happens...
The second surgery for #Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is actually a good thing. Really. My explanation from Up to the Minute Now:Posted by Ian Rapoport on Thursday, November 17, 2016