From Adam Teicher’s story:
Running back Jamaal Charles will be back in the lineup when the Chiefs return to practice Sunday, coach Andy Reid said Saturday. But Reid said he wasn’t certain whether Charles would play in the next preseason game next Saturday night against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
“We’ll see what he can do,’’ Reid said. “We’ll see how he does to tomorrow. We’ll take it day by day.’’
Reid also said he would like to get
Things do not look as good for three other Chiefs, however. Eric Fisher, Travis Kelce, and Dunta Robinson are all out for practice on Sunday. Fisher’s injury is the continuation of a shoulder injury from last week’s game against New Orleans.
Good news is none of these injuries are considered to be serious, and seventh-round draft pick Mike Catapano is expected to be back from his injury on Sunday. Catapano has missed the majority of training camp with a calf injury.
Back to Charles.
The need to keep him healthy trumps rushing him back from an injury. Friday night helped prove how valuable he is to the success of the Chiefs offense. If Kansas City is going to make any progress in the win-loss column they are going to need Charles at 100% – not 80%. The fact he is coming back Sunday says the Chiefs were not taking any unnecessary risks with Charles while also acknowledging his injury is not too serious.