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Jamaal Charles suffers suspected torn ACL in Kansas City Chiefs loss - NFL/NBA round-up

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Charles' injury

The preliminary reports regarding Jamaal Charles’ injury for the Kansas City Chiefs are in and they don’t spell good news for the franchise at all.

Early indications are that the running back suffered a torn ACL during the defeat to the Chicago Bears yesterday, with that likely to rule him out for a long time.

Charles was expected to undergo a proper MRI today to determine the full extent of the injury, but we haven’t got word on the outcome of that just yet.

In any case, it’s a blow to the Chiefs, who have lost their last four games.

Fells facing possible amputation

Elsewhere, Daniel Fells of the New York Giants is facing the possibility of having his foot amputated if his battle with an MRSA infection takes another turn for the worst.

The tight end, who has been in hospital for the past week, has had a number of operations as medical staff attempt to halt the spread of the infection, but the afflicted foot is now believed to be at serious risk.

Harden hobbles off

Meanwhile in the NBA there’s even more injury news, with James Harden having left the Houston Rockets’ clash with the Orlando Magic with a knee injury.

The pre-season fixture saw Harden withdrawn from the action, and that will certainly pose issues for the Rockets, who, of course, rely on Harden as their main driving force.

Kerr's rare injury

Lastly, Steve Kerr’s indefinite leave of absence from the Golden State Warriors has been clarified in more detail and is said to be the result of a rare spinal fluid leak during surgery on a ruptured disc in his back in July.

The Warriors’ coach still has no specified return date but said that the problem isn’t going to be one that continues to plague him in the future. Once he’s recovered, that should be that hopefully.

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