Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Sunday’s game with a non-contact knee injury.
UPDATE: Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs believe Charles has suffered a torn ACL. Initial tests show a torn ligament but further MRI evaluation is going to be needed to confirm.
UPDATE: Charles has been ruled out for the rest of the game, which is not a good sign at all.
The worst fear of Kansas City Chiefs fans came true on Sunday when Jamaal Charles was taken out of the game against the Chicago Bears with a non-contact knee injury that looks at the very least like a sprain and at worst something along the lines of a tear.
Charles went down and everyone in Arrowhead and around the NFL held their breath.
It’s too early to tell what the issue is with Charles knee, but the replay shows no contact to the knee before the injury, rather the knee buckling as Charles pivoted to make a cut at the line. Charles left the game and was in obvious pain has he hobbled to the sideline:
Making things worse, Charles was helped off the field unable to put any weight on his left knee.
It’s worth noting that Charles tore his right ACL back in 2011.
If Charles is lost for significant time, that’s going to hurt the Chiefs offense in more than one way. For the last year or so, Charles has been the main source of offense for the Chiefs and if he’s lost at all it’s going to put even more pressure on the most sacked quarterback in the NFL.