After being outplayed about as badly as a team could for the first two games of the season, the Chiefs officially got the worse news possible Monday.
The season is over for leading RB Jamaal Charles.
The team said Monday that they will put Charles on injured reserve with a left knee injury. He was hurt in the first quarter of the Chiefs’ 48-3 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
He took what appeared to be an awkward step out of bounds while finishing off a run and immediately grabbed at his knee. Charles had an MRI exam on Monday and Haley said the team decided he would be placed on IR.
Charles was coming off a breakout season in which he ran for 1,467 yards. He and the rest of the Chiefs are off to an awful start, losing their first two games.
Tight end Tony Moeaki went down with a torn ACL in their preseason finale against Green Bay, and Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry was hurt in their regular-season opener against Buffalo.