May 14, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball during organized team activities at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles unlikely to play against San Francisco 49ers


While doctors have deemed Kansas City Chiefs starting running back Jamaal Charles ‘fine’, the team doesn’t want to take any chances that he could re-aggravate his injury so Charles is being called ‘unlikely’ to play against the San Francisco 49ers this Friday night.

Per Pro Football Talk:

As one source with knowledge of the situation has explained it, don’t be surprised if Charles doesn’t play.  However, don’t be alarmed, either.

Per the source, Charles would play if it were a regular-season game.  Which means that, by the time the regular season arrives, Charles will play.

There’s obviously zero reason for Charles to get near the field as the last thing the team or Charles wants is to turn a relatively minor injury into a significant one. Both the Chiefs and Charles already dodged one bullet with the injury, which at first many deemed potentially serious, so it’s not much of a shock that the talented running back will most likely sit out the contest.

Assuming he does miss the game, rookie Knile Davis will most likely see the start.

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  • paul pace

    Good decision by the Chiefs! What purpose would there be to allow Charles to play in a meaningless game with the chance of reinjuring his foot and making it a chronic problem! To me this is a no brainer!! Let’s see what Davis can do. This is his opportunity to, hopefully, shine and give the Chiefs the running back they need to help take the load off of Charles.