Kansas City Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles was carted off the practice field on Monday morning, with details as to exactly why not yet known.
Charles is coming off the best season of his career, where he rushed for 1,509 and five touchdowns, reaching the Pro Bowl. This was just one year after tearing his ACL during the first week of the 2011 NFL season. He and Adrian Peterson both came back very strong in 2012 to have career bests, which certainly contradicted the thought that running backs would not be able to have the same production after sustaining that type of an injury.
That knee injury could be coming back to haunt Charles and the Chiefs, though at this point it’s simply too early to tell.
According to the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs offense were running drills designed for the red zone when the injury occurred.
There have been several players carted off the field in training camp with only minor injuries, such as Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert. But then there have been players like Jeremy Maclin who tore their ACL, so the city of Kansas City has to be holding their breath.