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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: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 3:09 pm

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

The Lions are so awesome this year that even their mascot is causing injuries. Incredible.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 3:03 pm

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

Let's see how many times I can think of a player grapping his knee in excrucitation pain and playing again that season? Jerry Rice......

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:37 pm

Jamaal Charles carted off with left-leg injury

He's DONE for the season..

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:13 pm
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