Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles suffered a right foot strain that kept him out of action during Week 2 of the preseason and he is unsure of whether or not he will be able to return for this Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
“Playing in the NFL you get weird injuries,” Charles said, via Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. “This is one of the weird injuries I’ve had. It started in my foot and it travelled all the way to the top of my foot and now it’s stuck in the middle of my right leg.
“I’m getting my treatment so I can be right.”
Charles was able to return to practice on Sunday, so there is a chance that he could take the field against the Steelers, but he plans on taking it slow this week and making sure that he is not putting his body at further risk.
“I told [trainer Rick Burkholder] that I can’t just be waiting and waiting and waiting,” said Charles. “I’ve got to get the reps and continue to see how I feel, whether it’s getting better or worse.”
It’s been a week today since Charles injured his foot, so he should be feeling better, but the Chiefs will need to rely on him during the regular season. It is important that he is 100 percent for the start of the new year, so if Charles is held out of action for another week it could be the right move.