KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is dealing with a bruised knee from Sunday night’s game, coach Andy Reid announced during his Monday media session.
“I’m not even sure exactly when he did it,” Reid told reporters. “He just had a little bit of swelling on it, the knee. He kept playing.”
Charles finished the contest with 35 yards rushing on 10 carries, adding 24 yards receiving and a touchdown on four catches. He logged 43 of the team’s 45 offensive snaps.
Still, another good sign that Charles’ injury isn’t severe surrounds his postgame availability since the Chiefs have a policy of not allowing injured players to talk to the media.
The star running back held court Sunday night with reporters in front of his locker and he didn’t walk with a limp inside the locker room.
More importantly, Reid didn’t appear concerned surrounding Charles’ availability for Week 14’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
“I think he’ll be OK this week,” Reid said.
Meanwhile, defensive end Allen Bailey suffered a concussion Sunday night and did not finish the game. He will have to undergo concussion protocol in the coming days, and Reid didn’t have an update on Bailey’s availability for Week 14.
Starting left guard Mike McGlynn suffered what Reid categorized as a quad contusion and did not finish the game Sunday night.
Veteran offensive lineman Jeff Linkenbach replaced McGlynn at left guard, logging 17 offensive snaps. McGlynn logged 28 snaps before departing.
Reid said rookie linebacker Dee Ford has a quad contusion, while starting inside linebackers Josh Mauga and James-Michael Johnson dealt with lower back spasms.
Mauga’s injury doesn’t appear serious considering he was one of eight players to play all 82 defensive snaps.