Kansas City Chief fans who were hoping to see Jamaal Charles play this year got some bad news on Sunday.
After the Chiefs 30-14 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, head coach Andy Reid had some ominous news regarding the former Pro Bowl running back. Apparently Charles’ surgically repaired knee is acting up enough that the team has decided to get his knee checked again. He’s expected to see Dr. James Andrews this week to see if the knee is still healing as expected.
As you can imagine, the news is very concerning to the Chiefs. Charles appeared like he was well on his way to a full return to the lineup just a few weeks ago until a setback this past week caused the team to reconsider. He did not play in Sunday’s victory and it was declared that the knee was acting up again, so there was already a great deal of concern about the running back.
That being said the news that Charles will meet with Andrews, who is known for his work with major injuries to athletes, certainly makes the situation even more concerning.
Ultimately the major fear is that Charles, who is attempting to come back from his second major knee surgery in the past few years, suffered a setback so significant that it keeps him from the field for the rest of the 2016 season or even more. Honestly at this point, the knee could prevent him from playing football ever again if the evaluation by Dr. Andrews is not positive.