Kansas City Chiefs fear Jamaal Charles has torn ACL

Kansas City Chiefs star running back is feared to have a torn ACL after injuring his right knee on a non-contact play in today’s game against the Chicago Bears. Charles took a handoff on a play in the third quarter and replay showed his knee buckling. He fell to the ground in pain immediately afterward.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the initial fears on the injury.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said the preliminary reports are that Jamaal Charles tore his ACL.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2015

Jamaal Charles is out for the remainder of today's game with a knee injury after this play. #CHIvsKC http://t.co/SI2WVXcx8C

— NFL (@NFL) October 11, 2015

Losing Charles could very well sink Kansas City’s chances for the rest of the season. He is a threat in both the rushing and passing attack and had 306 yards with four touchdowns and 20 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown entering today’s game. At the time of the injury, he had rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries and had one reception for 26 yards. He also suffered an ACL injury in 2011.

Campus Sports will update Charles’ status as any new information becomes available.

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