Those fears were squashed late in the week when Charles suggested he was ‘fine’ and the Chiefs gave their talented running back a hefty workload in Sunday’s win.
But come Monday morning, Charles admits he’s not completely right, suggesting he’s pretty sore.
Per the Kansas City Star:
Then a pass interference call on third and 10 kept it alive for Charles to grind the clock further down after the 2-minute warning, serving to amplify a point that had been on his mind earlier this week as he was questioned about his ability to return from the quad injury.
“I’m a tough player,” he had said. “Nobody knows about it, but I’m really a tough player, and I fight through pain.”
He grinned Sunday when asked if the injury had bothered him.
“I mean, I felt it – you know what I’m saying?” he said, adding, “It was time to go play. There was no turning back.”
As for demonstrating toughness?
If there were doubters, he said, smiling, “Someone might change their mind today.”
Pain or not, it shouldn’t stop Charles for suiting up and playing well against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night.