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Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Posted on: September 18, 2011 1:39 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

A bad season for the Kansas City Chiefs got much worse very quickly on Sunday, as star running back Jamaal Charles was carted off from the field in the first quarter of the game in Detroit with a left-leg injury.

Charles lost control going out of bounds, took a bad step and wobbled on his leg before landing on the Lions mascot.

The Chiefs announced that his return is questionable.

Also questionable? The Chiefs chances of succeeding in what already appears to be a snakebitten season. They've lost tight end Tony Moeaki and safety Eric Berry for the season, and if the Charles injury is serious, an offense that hasn't really been able to get rolling is going to struggle even further.

It's probably also worth noting that the Chiefs did their best to hand the Lions an early score on Sunday with some penalties, and even though they picked Matthew Stafford early, they gave the ball back on a fumble in that same play. It's quite the cluster for Todd Haley's squad.

The potential for a serious injury to Charles is the most devastating blow yet, though. Despite the frustrating lack of carries, he's what makes the KC offense go, and without him, it's quite possible that KC could be stuck in reverse all season.

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Smith:  Easy Magnum.  What's with all the bitterness? 

Jet's fan.  That's all it takes.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2011 10:09 am
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

This is a terrible blow to the Chief's. I'm sure McCluster will fill in and perform well enough but this is terrible. Obviously I'm not a fan of the Chief's but I wish no ill will on the team or their fans. I've never been a fan of hoping for failure for the sake of success. If good teams are playing good team it means more in my opinion. I would hate to think that you'd call yourself a champion (division or otherwise) by beating teams that are less competitive. Just my thoughts.



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:16 am
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Im a Philly fan too, and I say Chill Out as$hole. What do you care about the AFC West?



Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 11:40 pm
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Time to find out if McCluster is for real



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Time to start racing the Colts for Andrew Luck, Chiefs fans...



Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Easy Magnum.  What's with all the bitterness? 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Do you think any of this has to do with the way Haley handled the team this preseason? I know Berry got rolled on, but Charles looked to injure himself. Not exactly sure what happened to Moleaki, but seems to me that lack of conditioning could be a part of at least some of this.


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