Chiefs’ Charles out with possible concussion

Updated: January 4, 2014, 7:11 PM ET

Adam Teicher |

INDIANAPOLIS — Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Saturday’s playoff game against the Colts on his team’s first possession with a possible concussion and will not return.

Wide receiver Donnie Avery is also out for the rest of the game after suffering a concussion, while cornerback Brandon Flowers became the third Chief to undergo concussion testing later in the game. His return is questionable.

Charles was injured when he was tackled by Indianapolis’ Greg Toler on a 7-yard run. Charles was helped to the sideline, where he was examined by team doctors. He was later escorted to the locker room.

The sixth-year running back led the AFC in rushing with 1,287 yards and had an NFL-best 19 total touchdowns. He also led the Chiefs (11-5) with 70 receptions for 693 yards and seven TDs.

Charles was replaced by rookie Knile Davis.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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