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Jamaal Charles injury: Leaves Chiefs playoff game with possible concussion

Jamaal Charles injury in Wild Card game
Jamaal Charles injury in Wild Card game
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A Jamaal Charles injury looked like it could really hurt the Kansas City Chiefs in their Wild Card game with the Indianapolis Colts, but so far they are having very few problems with the Colts. According to ESPN on Jan. 4, the Jamaal Charles injury is a possible concussion.

The injury occurred on the very first drive of the playoff game when the Colts' Greg Toler tackled Charles on a seven-yard run. Charles had to be helped off the field, and after numerous trainers looked at him, he was taken to the locker room. His return is questionable.

This hasn't hurt Kansas City yet.

Even with Charles leaving the game, Kansas City continued the drive with rookie Knile Davis replacing him in the lineup. That drive ended with Alex Smith throwing a six yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Bowe.

The Colts tied it up on the next drive and then the Chiefs came back with a field goal to end the first quarter up 10-7. When the second quarter started, the Chiefs scored two more touchdowns in less than two minutes. Smith hooked up with Donnie Avery for a 79 yard touchdown pass and run. Trent Richardson fumbled for the Colts on the next drive and Smith threw his third touchdown pf the game, this one a five yard pass to Anthony Sherman. The Colts kicked a field goal, but the score is 24-10 in favor of the Chiefs.

The Jamaal Charles injury might still hurt in the second half. Charles led the AFC in rushing this season with 1,287 yards and an NFL-best 19 touchdowns. He also led the Kansas City Chiefs in receiving with 70 receptions.