Detroit– Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles made an early and unexpected exit off the field midway through the first quarter. Fantasy football owners of Charles, start to panic! The injury at first was questionable and a return possible but by the third quarter there was no sign of his return; he ultimately would not at all.

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During the play Charles was running towards the first down marker. He was pushed out of bounds by Chris Houston, the Lions defensive back. He would then end up bowling over the Lions mascot and immediately grabbed onto his left leg. The collision didn’t seem to be the cause for the injury. When he was  pushed out of bounds it looked as if his leg buckled under him.

This just adds to the list of KC players out. The tight end Tony Moeaki is on the IR list with a knee injury and defensive back Eric Berry landed there as well after the season opener against Buffalo with a knee injury too.

The extent of the leg injury is still unknown but a huge blow for the team. Charles ran for 1,467 yards last season. If he is out for an extended period of time the load of carries will go to Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster.

KC is now 0-2 for the season with the first loss dealt by the Buffalo Bills 41-7 and the second today by the Detroit Lions 48-3.