Jamaal Charles has real chance to return, per report
Jamaal Charles had a second knee operation done this week, and apparently, that is helping his chances of returning in 2016.
When Charles scored his first and only touchdown of the season against the Oakland Raiders in Week 6, it appeared everything was going to be fine. Who knew that only a few weeks later, he would be back on Injured Reserve and getting another knee surgery, this time a cleanup in his right knee for a meniscus issue.
On Monday, the Chiefs dropped another bombshell that Charles had the same procedure done on the left knee. However, trainer Rick Burkholder stated that it would not impact the timeline of Charles’ rehab. In other words, the technicality that Charles could come back in Week 17 remained open.
Now, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is claiming that Charles’ second surgery could open that door even further. Rapoport stated that with the second surgery, Charles is now getting healthier in both knees and could be back by the playoffs, if not Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers.
Obviously, any kind of help from Charles would be an enormous lift. He’s one of the greatest players in NFL history and even if he gets 10 touches per game, he can change the complexion of a contest.
We will wait and see, but this could be huge news.