DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs is driven off the field after being injured against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 18, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Jamaal Charles Injury: Chiefs Confirm RB Is Out For Season

Jamaal Charles becomes the third Chief in as many weeks to land on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

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Jamaal Charles' Injury Lands Him On Injured Reserve

The Kansas City Chiefs worst fears were realized on Monday morning when an MRI confirmed that Jamaal Charles' injury will land him on injured reserve. The injury is reported a torn ACL which will require a long recovery process for Charles (and it also ends a lot of fantasy football owners' seasons). 

The Chiefs offense is severely impacted with this injury. Charles was the engine that kept them going rushing for over 1,400 yards last year and nearly 6.4 yards per carry. He took over as the Chiefs starting running back midway through the 2009 season and lit the NFL world on fire, despite limited carries.

The Chiefs will look to veteran Thomas Jones and second year running back Dexter McCluster to handle the load. They also signed fullback Le'Ron McClain in the offseason so he's a candidate for increased carries.

The Chiefs have lost 41-7 and 48-3 in back-to-back weeks so not only is Charles season over, but the Chiefs 2011 season appears headed in the same direction.

Check out Arrowhead Pride to see how Chiefs fans are handling the Jamaal Charles injury.

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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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