Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will meet with Dr. James Andrews tomorrow for another status check on his injured knee, head coach Andy Reid told reporters, including Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star (Twitter link). Charles is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered a little over a year ago.
Charles, 29, has played in only three games this season, including Weeks 6 and 7, but the Chiefs had already ruled him out for today’s game. It’s unclear if Charles suffered a setback in his recovery, but the club said it was simply being cautious with the veteran back. Kansas City had been rolling along with Spencer Ware, who’d been averaging more than five yards per carry, but the third-year pro suffered a concussion against the Colts today.
With Ware and Charles sidelined, the Chiefs turned to the only other back on their roster, Charcandrick West, who received 14 carries on the day. If Charles gets bad new during his visit with Dr. Andrews, and Ware can’t escape from the league’s concussion protocol, Kansas City might be forced to sign one — or even two — free agent backs. The club currently has two RBs on its practice squad, Darrin Reaves and Zac Brooks.
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