Injury Report: It’s A High Ankle Sprain For Jamaal Charles


The final diagnosis for Jamaal Charles is a mixture of good and bad news. The team announced today Charles has a high ankle sprain but does not have any damage to his achilles as CBS initially reported from the sidelines yesterday afternoon. This means Charles will see the field again for the Chiefs this season.

Andy Reid:

"“It doesn’t look to be a real severe one, but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain.”"

These comments plus the diagnosis is ultimately good news.

When Charles will see the field is the unknown. High ankle sprains are notorious for being the kind of injuries that take a while to heal in the same way hamstring issues tend to linger a little while. We should probably anticipate Charles will not be available this weekend against Miami but keep your fingers crossed.

Eric Berry also has an ankle sprain but it is not of the ‘high ankle’ type. His issue is he has an ankle sprain to go with the heel injury he was already dealing with. One would imagine he does not practice much this week so it will be interesting to see what his availability is for Sunday.

We also have good news on the injury front for once. Andy Reid said he expects De’Anthony Thomas to be back at practice this week and if things go well then he should be able to play on Sunday. A combination of Knile Davis and De’Anthony Thomas will not solve the Chiefs loss of Charles but it at least gives KC a speed element out of the backfield. That should help open things up a little more for Travis Kelce and Anthony Fasano.

Aside from a few bumps and bruises everyone else is good to go.