Running back Jamaal Charles was hurt last week when he rolled his foot while carrying a box out of a dorm room after the Kansas City Chiefs broke training camp. Yes, Charles missed Saturday’s preseason game because he hurt his foot carrying a box.
“He came down a grassy slope there and just kind of rolled his foot over on the curb,” coach Andy Reid said via ESPN reporter Adam Teicher. “It was that simple. That was it. He went up to [trainer Rick Burkholder]. … He was hurting that night, and the next day he woke up and he was feeling a little bit better, and he’s feeling better today.
“We’re optimistic about it. Initially there was some concern. He had all the stuff done on it, the X-rays, the MRIs and all that done on it. Everything is clear.”
Was that Charles/the Chiefs’ way of keeping him out of a preseason game they might not have wanted him to participate in? Who knows. If so, they need to come up with a better excuse. If not, he may need a professional mover next time.