Here’s hoping Jamaal Charles can return sooner than later.
The Kansas City Chiefs star running back was lost for the season when he tore his ACL in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears. Normally a 9-12 month rehab process with regular explosion returning even later, Charles is hoping to circumvent the regular rehab process.
"I just had a small procedure done on the knee a few days ago, but I have been back at the facility rehabbing with the trainers and some of my teammates who are also on injured reserve.
"[The procedure was] Stem cells. I had it the first time when I had my surgery, and I had to go back after six weeks for another treatment. It went well.
"It’s something different. Every year, somebody comes out with something different. When I tore my left ACL four years ago, I didn’t do it. This is a new thing that came out to get you back faster, so I just tried it."
Charles finished the regular season with 71 carries for 364 yards, and four touchdowns.