Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has had surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, the first step toward what he hopes is a return to the field by the start of next season.
The surgery was performed Tuesday by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.
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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that everything went according to plan and that "all reports are good." Charles also posted a photo of him in the hospital on Instagram with a caption that read, "Surgery went well (and) now the road to recovery begins."
Charles was hurt early in the third quarter of a loss to Chicago on Oct. 11. Charcandrick West and Knile Davis split the bulk of his carries last week in Minnesota.
Kansas City plays Pittsburgh on Sunday.