When the Chiefs said X-rays were negative on running back Jamaal Charles‘ foot, we pointed out that negative (which is positive) X-rays may not be dispositive.
Since then, we’ve reported that Charles’ foot is “fine.” However, that doesn’t mean he’ll play in the team’s second preseason game, against the 49ers.
As one source with knowledge of the situation has explained it, don’t be surprised if Charles doesn’t play. However, don’t be alarmed, either.
Per the source, Charles would play if it were a regular-season game. Which means that, by the time the regular season arrives, Charles will play.
The key here is that he would play through the injury if it were a regular season game. He should be good to go for Week 1.