Jamaal Charles has surgery to repair torn ACL

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.

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.