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Andy Reid: Jamaal Charles likely has torn ACL in knee

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was helped off the field after injuring his knee in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bears.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was helped off the field after injuring his knee in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bears. kmyers@kcstar.com

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium with what appeared to be a non-contact right knee injury.

Charles, who suffered the injury during a third-quarter carry, could not walk off the field under his own power. Chiefs coach Andy Reid walked onto the field and stood over him, and several teammates took a knee while he laid on the field.

Eventually, outside linebacker Justin Houston and head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder helped Charles hop off the field, all while putting zero pressure on his right knee.

The extent of Chiefs' Jamaal Chiefs injury is unknown, coach Andy Reid said during a press conference Monday. Charles was undergoing an MRI

Charles spent a few minutes on the training table being examined by the trainers, but was assisted to the locker room by a few members of the staff.

At 2:03 p.m, the Chiefs announced that Charles would miss the rest of the game. Backup Charcandrick West entered the game as Charles’ replacement, but the Chiefs also have 2013 third-round pick Knile Davis in the fold.

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