Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles expects to be available for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys after bruising his quad in last weekend’s win at Jacksonville.
Charles ran for 77 yards and a touchdown before hurting his quad in the second half of a 28-2 rout of the Jaguars. He went to the locker room, then returned to the field for one play, before coach Andy Reid decided to give him the rest of the afternoon off.
“We’re just taking it slow,” Reid said before Wednesday afternoon’s practice. “I think he’ll be OK for the game. Just see how it all works out.”
Charles participated in a morning walkthrough and was in pads for the afternoon workout, but he was limited during the individual portion of practice. He did some agility drills with the rest of the running backs but did not take part in team activities.
He was listed as “did not participate” on the official injury report.
“I’m feeling good,” Charles said on a conference call with Dallas writers. “My mind is in a good place. My head. I’m focused on Sunday, just trying to get better in between the week.”