INDIANAPOLIS (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs lost running back Jamaal Charles with a concussion on the opening possession of its wild-card playoff game at Indianapolis against the Colts.
Team officials said he would not return, leaving the Chiefs without their top offensive player.
Charles was hurt on his third carry of the game Saturday and stayed down on the ground for several minutes before walking off the field under his own power. Team trainers tended to him on the sideline, doing what appeared to be concussion tests, before walking with Charles into the locker room.
The sixth-year running back led the AFC in rushing with 1,287 yards, and led the Chiefs (11-5) with 70 receptions for 693 yards and seven TDs. His 19 total touchdowns were tops in the NFL.
Despite Charles’ injury, the Chiefs still scored a touchdown on the drive.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- NYCFC Signs Top Swedish Defender Anton Tinnerholm
- LISTEN: Joe Namath Discusses Super Bowl III, Playing For Bear Bryant, More
- Mara Says He Wants Manning To Return To Giants In 2018
- NFL Spokesman: Roger Goodell Views New Contract As His Last
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)