Posted September 14, 2013

Jamaal Charles on injury: “I’m ready-to-play percent”

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Jamaal Charles is ready to play on Sunday against the Cowboys. (Getty Images)

Jamaal Charles is ready to play on Sunday against the Cowboys. (Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is very optimistic about his status for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Charles, who left Week 1 with a bruised thigh, claimed he is “ready-to-play percent” when asked how close he is to being 100 percent. Charles went through full practice on Friday and is listed as probable against the Cowboys.

Before exiting in the third quarter against the Jaguars on Sunday, Charles rushed 16 times for 77 yards and a touchdown while hauling in three passes for 23 yards. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he thought Charles will “be OK for the game,” and said Charles will be taking it slow during practice this week.


3 comments
Chieftain
Chieftain

Chief-ologist is right.  And here's another clue SI.  Charles is #25.  You can tell from the shoulder that this player is not #25.  So even if (inexplicably) you don't know what Charles looks like, this mistake was avoidable.

And there is always the team's media guide (with pictures) to help you out:

http://media.kcchiefs.com/players/active-roster.aspx


Chief-ologist
Chief-ologist

FYI:  That's a pic of Kendrick Lewis, not Charles.  C'mon SI... I should get a complimentary gift for this before you really embarrass yerselves. ;)