Jamaal Charles Injury: Kansas City Chiefs RB Reportedly Tears ACL

Jamaal Charles was carted off the field with a leg injury during the Kansas City Chiefs' matchup with the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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Jamaal Charles Injury: Chiefs RB Reportedly Out For Season With ACL Tear

According to ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter, via his twitter feed, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is likely out for the season with an ACL tear. Charles suffered the injury in the Chiefs' game against the Detroit Lions when he slipped on the first down marker on the sidelines following a play.

It's not like the Chiefs were doing well with Charles, either in Week 1 or in this game against the Lions when he was in the game, but the Chiefs are going to be in serious trouble without Charles. Last year's AFC West champions had playoff aspirations coming into the season, but at 0-2 and with Charles likely out for the rest of the year, those hopes have now diminished to an almost non-existent status.

Charles is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday to confirm that he does, in fact, have a torn ACL.


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For more on the Chiefs, head over to Arrowhead Pride.

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Jamaal Charles Injury: Chiefs Star Injures Knee On Mascot, Carted Off

The Chiefs' most explosive offensive player, Jamaal Charles, was carted of the field in their tilt against the Lions with an apparent knee injury.

Charles was going out of bounds and collided with the Lions' mascot, but appeared to have injured himself before the collision. Charles went down immediately clutching his left leg, and after he couldn't stand on his own, the Chiefs brought out the cart. No further information is available as to the seriousness of this leg injury, but if you're a Chiefs fan, this is already pretty serious.

After Charles, the Chiefs have a combination of Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster to fill in the running back position, but the two combined don't equal the talent and production that JC Superstar brings to the table. Fantasy owners will want to jump on Jones, as he'll get the bulk of the looks near the goal line, in case this injury is of the multi-week variety.


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Chiefs fans are pretty devastated. See SB Nation's Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride if you're into some good, ol'-fashioned schadenfreude.

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