Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said running back Jamaal Charles was held out of the team's preseason game Sunday night for precautionary reasons. Charles injured his foot moving a box out of his training camp dorm room, when he rolled his ankle on the curb, Reid told reporters on a conference call.
Charles has a bruised foot and did not travel with the team to Charlotte, where the Chiefs lost 28-16 to the Carolina Panthers. Knile Davis started in Charles's place and rushed nine times for 30 yards.
"With Jamaal Charles, he twisted his foot and [it's] kind of [a] freak thing. It didn’t happen at practice. It was after practice [when] we were leaving and so, we held him out. Precautionary measures," Reid said at a press conference. "I think he’s going to be fine but I left him back at home. We’ll go from there but he’s doing well.”
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Charles, a first-team All-Pro selection, played sparingly in the Chiefs' first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, carrying the ball three times for 12 yards. The 27-year-old has missed just one game the last two seasons after playing only two in 2011 due to a torn ACL.
Kansas City's next preseason game is Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings.
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