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Jamaal Charles doing well despite injuries, Andy Reid says

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was tackled by Oakland Raiders strong safety Brandian Ross (29) in the second quarter on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 31-13.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was tackled by Oakland Raiders strong safety Brandian Ross (29) in the second quarter on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 31-13. The Kansas City Star

Coach Andy Reid said running back Jamaal Charles, who is battling knee and ankle injuries and only received 12 carries Sunday, is doing well following the Chiefs’ 31-13 win over the Oakland Raiders.

“Jamaal came in today and did his work,” Reid said. “They did some stuff with him after the game that he was able to take home with him to keep the swelling down in his knee and ankle. He felt pretty good today.”

Reid said defensive end Allen Bailey and cornerback Phillip Gaines, who both missed Sunday’s win over the Raiders, are still going through concussion protocol.

“We’ll probably know (more) later, maybe today,” Reid said.

Reid said defensive end Jaye Howard suffered a shoulder strain and linebacker Josh Mauga suffered an oblique strain against the Raiders.

Reid also said linebacker Tamba Hali, who has been playing through a knee injury, is doing well.

“He had some swelling in his knee last week,” Reid said. “It’s not in there right now, which is a plus. He took the majority of the snaps yesterday, although Dee spotted him.”

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