Jamaal Charles will play this week

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles says he’s ready to go for this week’s game against the Cowboys after suffering a quad injury last Sunday.

“I’m ready to play,” Charles said, per ESPN.com.

Charles wouldn’t say how healthy he is.

“I’m ready-to-play percent,” he said.

Charles was asked why he didn’t return to last week’s game.

“There was no reason [to continue], so that’s why I didn’t go back into the game,” he said. “I wanted to but the coaches told me to relax and go to the sideline and go in and get treatment. My best opportunity was to go inside and get treatment on my leg and get ready for the next week. Every game is very important to win.”