Chiefs' Jamaal Charles has high ankle sprain


Jamaal Charles was one of the most valuable players in the entire league last year for Kansas City. We might get to find out just how valuable Charles is in the coming weeks.

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced Monday that Charles has a high ankle sprain. That doesn't sound good, although Reid noted that "it doesn't look to be a real severe" high ankle sprain. Safety Eric Berry also has an ankle sprain.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Charles' MRI came back "clean" which is a good sign that there was no ligament damage. High ankle sprains are often multiple week injuries, but sometimes a player returns more quickly than that. Charles' backup Knile Davis looked solid with 79 yards and two touchdowns in a relief effort against Denver -- a 24-17 loss

The Chiefs' offense is limited without Charles, although it's worth noting it racked up 380 yards in Denver. Now 0-2, the Chiefs need to win in Miami Sunday or face the creeping feeling that their season could be over before the end of September.

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