The Washington Post

Fantasy football darling Jamaal Charles hurt his foot moving out of Chiefs’ dormitory

Jamaal Charles didn’t hurt his foot doing this. (Todd Weddle / AP Photo / St. Joseph News-Press)

Next time, Jamaal Charles should use a cart.

The Kansas City Chiefs running back was an unexpected non-participant in the preseason game Sunday night and the reason  is that he has a bruised foot, an injury he suffered as was carrying a box from the Chiefs’ dormitory at Missouri Western State University to the parking lot when the team broke camp Thursday.

“I’ll just tell you what happened,” Coach Andy Reid said (via the Kansas City Star). “He was actually carrying a box down the dorms, and he came down the grassy slope there and just tweaked his foot, rolled his foot over on the curb. It was that simple.”

Charles, 27, had 259 carries for 1,287 yards last season and finished with 1,980 total yards. At least there’s time for him to heal before the Chiefs’ season opener Sept. 7 against the Tennessee Titans. Naturally, there was a great deal of concern about the injury initially.

“He was hurting that night,” Reid said. “The next day he woke up and he was feeling a little bit better, and he was feeling better today, so we’re optimistic about it. Initially, there was a little concern. But they got all the stuff done on it, MRIs and all that stuff, so everything is clear.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
How to make Sean Brock's 'Heritage' cornbread
New limbs for Pakistani soldiers
The signature dish of Charleston, S.C.
Play Videos
Why seasonal allergies make you miserable
John Lewis, 'Marv the Barb' and the politics of barber shops
What you need to know about filming the police
Play Videos
The Post taste tests Pizza Hut's new hot dog pizza
5 tips for using your thermostat
Michael Bolton's cinematic serenade to Detroit
Play Videos
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom
The signature drink of New Orleans
Next Story
Cindy Boren · August 18, 2014