Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had an injury scare on Monday, as the two-time Pro Bowler left practice on a motorized cart with what head coach Andy Reid says is a strained foot.
According to Reid, X-rays on Charles' foot were negative.
Charles is one of the league's best and most dynamic running backs and he's expected to have a very large role in Reid's first season with the Chiefs. Word of Charles' injury, and leaving practice on a cart, resulted in a bit of panic on Twitter.
Charles is no stranger to injuries having missed most of the 2011 season after suffering a torn ACL early in Week 2. Charles would bounce back in 2012, however, starting 15 of 16 games and rushing for 1,509 yards (fourth-most in the NFL) with five touchdowns, earning Pro Bowl honors for the second time in his career.
What was even more impressive about Charles' production last season was that he played in just 55 percent of the offensive snaps, logging 100-200 fewer snaps than the three running backs who finished with more rushing yards than him last season. Charles could have had even more rushing yards in 2012, but was limited to 17 yards on 20 attempts in three games against the Oakland Raiders (twice) and Buffalo Bills.
While Charles misses some practice time, and perhaps Friday night's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers, 2013 third-round pick Knile Davis is expected to get the carries with the first-team offense.