The Facts: The early word out of Kansas City was that Charles tore his right ACL on Sunday afternoon against the Bears and the MRI has reportedly confirmed that diagnosis. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the tests showed Charles indeed suffered the tear in his right knee.
Diehards Line: It’s a season-ending injury, obviously, and Charles should be ready in time for next season if his rehab progresses without any serious difficulties. Charles tore his other ACL in 2011, so he’s familiar with the road ahead. He rebounded well from that injury, rushing for 4,193 yards from 2012 until going down again over the weekend. Charcandrick West ran seven times for 31 yards against Chicago and the Chiefs also have Knile Davis on the roster at running back. There’s been some talk of using De’Anthony Thomas out of the backfield more often and the team is also looking at veterans Ben Tate and Pierre Thomas this week as they prepare for life without Charles.