Crennel: Charles should be good for Sunday

Published 09/18 2012 02:19PM

Updated 09/18 2012 02:20PM

KANSAS CITY -- Chiefs fans may have notice the lack of Jamaal Charles in sunday's 35-17 loss at Buffalo.

The running back was held out for much of the second half when the team was staring at a four-score deficit. Charles finished with just three yards on six carries. He also caught three balls for 19 yards.

Monday, head coach Romeo Crennel said the Charles was experiencing soreness in his left knee; the same knee that suffered a torn ACL last season.

Crennel said Charles was kept out of the game as a precautionary measure and that the offense was performing alright in his absence.

"He wanted to go back in. He was on the bicycle a little bit, but the other guys were doing okay, so we left the other guys in."

Crennel said he's not concerned about the running back's status for this Sunday's game at New Orleans.

"I talked to him after the game, and he said he wanted to go back in. He felt okay and he's getting treatment. I think he'll be ready to play this week."

Charles has 90 yards on 22 carries through the first two weeks.

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