Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles left the season opener against Jacksonville with a quadriceps injury. He came back for a couple of carriers before leaving the game for good.
Afterward, Charles and coach Andy Reid described the Chiefs' back as "totally fine."
Charles was injured in the third quarter when he got sandwiched on a tackle between Jaguars linebackers Geno Hayes and Paul Posluszny.
Charles finished with 16 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 23 yards. His 2-yard TD run in the second quarter put the Chiefs ahead 21-2. Since the game was well in hand, there wasn't a need to bring Charles back in and that's likely why his day ended early. Backup Knile Davis carried four times for 12 yards. Charles looks like he should be OK when the Chiefs host the Cowboys in Week 2.