Jamaal Charles injury: Chiefs 'privately concerned' about foot strain

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are more worried about Jamaal Charles' foot injury than they initially revealed.

Although X-rays came back negative on Jamaal Charles' foot strain Monday, Kansas City Chiefs coaches are reportedly more concerned than they have let on publicly. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are "privately concerned" about the running back, and are currently "hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst" in regard to his injury.

Little concrete information is known about the injury at this point. Though X-rays were negative, an MRI could reveal more.

In an interview on Sirius XM radio, general manager John Dorsey said that "everything is good" regarding Charles, and the team is being "precautionary." However, according to Joel Thorman at Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride, what the Chiefs say may not be a true indication of Charles' current status.

We know what Andy Reid has said, calling Charles' injury a foot strain and noting that x-rays were negative. What really matters, though, is what the Chiefs do with Charles. Will he practice? How many reps does he take on the practice field? That's the real indicator of where things stand. Tuesday morning, the next practice, is when we'll know more.

Charles is coming off a career-best 285 carries for 1,509 yards rushing last season. His 5.3 yards per carry, a career low, still ranked third among all rushers with at least 200 carries. Behind a beefed-up offensive line featuring Branden Albert and No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher at the tackle spots, Charles is expected to once again be one of the league's most productive running backs if healthy.

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