KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Four-time Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles is likely done for the season, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed him on injured reserve according to NFL.com. Charles had been fighting his way back from a second torn ACL that he suffered in week 5 of the 2015 season, a stint on injured reserve will cost him at least eight weeks of missed action.
Charles was most recently active on October 23, but only had one carry against the New Orleans Saints. Head Coach Andy Reid said his knee acted up during the previous game against the Oakland Raiders, and added that he had been up and down throughout the week of practice.
This season he's carried the ball 12 times for 40 yards in three games, scoring one touchdown.
The Chiefs signed rookie Zac Brooks from the practice squad on October 28, and will also have Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West to man the offensive backfield in the weeks ahead. Ware's status for next week is uncertain after he suffered a concussion in the 30-14 win against the Indianapolis Colts last week.