Jamaal Charles fantasy football news includes an injury update on his foot. Charles had two orthopedic surgeons examine his foot and they confirm the diagnosis of a mild strain to his right foot.
This is big news for the Kansas City Chiefs, because it likely means the Pro Bowl running back won’t miss much time away from the team. The fear was that there might be torn ligaments in the foot and the potential was there that he could then miss the entire season.
Fantasy football owners looking to hold on to him in keeper leagues should be pretty happy about this news as well. While the team hasn’t officially stated how long he will be out of practice, it appears clear that he will be ready in time for the regular season opener.
Last season for the Chiefs, Charles rushed for 1,509 yards on 285 carries. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry, a mark that had him listed as one of the most productive running backs in the league. He did only have five rushing touchdowns, though, simply because the team was not good at getting into the red zone.
Moving forward, this Jamaal Charles injury update points to him returning to the field very soon. He isn’t even in a walking boot at this point, so it could just be around 5 to 7 days before he is back at full speed.
Do you think there is a chance Charles could lead the league in rushing yards this year? Is he one of the five best running backs in the NFL?