RB Jamaal Charles, who suffered a high ankle sprain in last week's game against Denver, was participating in the early portion of Kansas City Chiefs practice Thursday. His availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Miami is uncertain.
Charles went through warm-ups with his teammates and was then tended to briefly by trainer Rick Burkholder before joining the running backs for position drills. One such drill involved cutting through cones to catch a pass. Charles did this several times and appeared to pass these tests without a problem.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Charles' quick return to practice is an interesting turn of events after he did not go on Wednesday. Kansas City desperately needs a win, but it would be foolish for the team to rush him back if he has anything close to the high ankle sprain that was initially reported. Although the surprise return bodes well for Charles' Week 4 status and beyond, Knile Davis is the heavy favorite to dominate touches this week.
Charles diagnosed with high ankle sprain-- Mon Sep 15 3:45 pm --
No timetable for return
Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles suffered a high ankle sprain, and S Eric Berry sprained an ankle in Sunday’s loss at Denver, HC Andy Reid said Monday.
Reid provided no timetable for their returns. A high ankle sprain can often result in a multi-week injury, but Reid says Charles’ injury “doesn’t look to be a real severe one.”
“It does have the component of a high ankle sprain. What does that mean? We’ll see,” Reid said.(Kansas City Star)
FF Today's Take:Fantasy owners know this drill pretty well by now. High-ankle sprains are often multi-week injuries and Charles would be doing himself and his team a disservice by trying to rush back. Knile Davis will step and replace him as the featured back in his absence. The second-year back should be considered a low-end RB1 in all leagues while Charles is out.
Jamaal Charles out tonight, bruised foot-- Sun Aug 17 5:11 pm --
FF Today's Take:The Chiefs beat reporter went on to say the team doesn't consider the injury to be serious. Knile Davis is expected to get the start in Kansas City's second preseason game against the Panthers.