Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that running back Jamaal Charles was held out of Sunday night's preseason game against the Panthers for precautionary reasons.
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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