Jamaal Charles RB KC 45 Mins

Charles (knee/ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Charles didn't practice last Wednesday, so his participation this week, albeit in a limited fashion, suggests that he'll be fine for Sunday's game against the Steelers. In any case, the hit to the head that Charles absorbed in Week 15 appears to be a non-issue at this stage.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 3 Days

Charles, who left Sunday's game against the Raiders briefly after taking a hit to the head in the third quarter, did not play in the fourth quarter because the Chiefs were being cautious, ESPN.com reports.

Charles cleared the concussion tests on the sideline, but the Chiefs had the benefit of a big lead and were able to exercise caution with their star running back. Charles took a similar hit to the head in a game against the Chargers in October and reported concussion symptoms the following day, so we'll be sure to keep an eye on Charles this week to see if any lingering symptoms put his Week 16 status in jeopardy.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 3 Days

Charles rushed 12 times for 52 yards and caught one pass for one yard Sunday against the Raiders.

Charles reportedly took a shot to the head late in the third quarter and underwent concussion tests on the sideline. He returned to the field briefly, but sat out during the fourth quarter. The reason for his absence could be related to the earlier hit or the 25-point lead the Chiefs held going into the quarter. The team should update his status at some point in the coming days.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 3 Days

Charles (knee, ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Charles was limited in practice earlier in the week, but he seems to be close to full strength now. You know what to do with him, especially against Oakland's porous run defense.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 5 Days

Charles (knee, ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the Chiefs' official site reports.

Per the report, coach Andy Reid indicated that the Chiefs would have full use of Charles on Sunday, after the running back practiced fully Friday. Thus, assuming no in-game setbacks, Charles is in line to see his share of touches on Sunday, with Knile Davis on hand to spell him.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 5 Days

Coach Andy Reid indicated Friday that Charles (knee, ankle) will play Sunday against the Raiders, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

We'll have to see how the Chiefs officially list Charles this week, but at this stage the running back appears to be trending toward a probable designation in advance of Sunday's contest.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 6 Days

Charles (knee, ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

More on Charles's status Friday, though if he draws a questionable designation this week, fortunately for the running back's fantasy owners, the Chiefs kick off against the Raiders at 1:00 ET on Sunday.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 6 Days

According to BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site, Charles should practice Thursday.

We'll circle back on Charles' status once the Chiefs' practice report is released later Thursday, but if he indeed is able to get some work in, as hoped, the running back's Week 15 playing prospects would brighten.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 7 Days

Charles (knee, ankle) won't practice Wednesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

The report suggests that Charles, who went through Wednesday's walk-through before practice, is day-to-day in advance of Sunday's game against the Raiders. More on the running back's status no later than Thursday's practice report.

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Following Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Charles is dealing with a swollen knee, as well as an ankle issue, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

"He's a bit tender today," coach Andy Reid said Monday of Charles, who recorded 10 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 20 yards, while adding a receiving score on Sunday. At this stage, Charles' status for this coming weekend's game against the Raiders is worth tracking, and given his current aches and pains, at a minimum we'd expect the running back's practice participation to be impacted in the coming days.