The Kansas City Chiefs placed running back Jamaal Charles on the physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp, the team announced on Wednesday.
Charles, 30, tore his ACL in October and underwent knee surgery. The decision to place Charles on the list is not an injury setback, but rather a precautionary measure as he continues his recovery, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Charles did participate in drills and warm-ups with the team in June, and will be eligible to return to the active roster when he is cleared by the medical staff.
After missing most of the 2011 season, Charles rushed for 1,509 yards in the 2012 campaign. He finished last season with 71 carries for 364 yards and four touchdowns.
“We’re just going to take our time,” Reid told reporters. “We’re just going to make sure he’s good.”
The Chiefs also got bad news as Eric Berry is not likely to report for most of the preseason due to his contract holdout.