UPDATE Sunday AM: Doubt grows that Jamaal Charles will play vs. Dolphins
The Kansas City Chiefs will be releasing their third and final injury report on Friday before playing the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The key to that injury report, as everyone probably knows by now, is the health of Jamaal Charles.
His high ankle sprain injury last Sunday was expected to keep him out for multiple weeks. He did not practice on Wednesday as expected. Surprisingly, he did practice on Thursday, which no one was expecting to see. So we sit here on Friday awaiting the Chiefs final injury report.
The Chiefs will list Charles as probable, questionable, doubtful or out for the Dolphins game. My money is on the Chiefs listing Charles as questionable and waiting until game time before making their decision on his playing time public. As noted before, there is no reason for the Chiefs to make the Dolphins aware of who their main running back will be.
There were a few other notables on Thursday's injury report:
De'Anthony Thomas: He practiced on Wednesday after Andy Reid and others talked about expecting him back on Sunday after not playing in the first two weeks of the season due to a hamstring injury. But then he did not practice on Thursday, which suggests a set back. Not sure what to make of this one.
Eric Berry: Ankle injury from last weekend's Broncos game. He has not practiced on Wednesday or Thursday. I would not expect him to play if he doesn't practice in some fashion on Friday. Ron Parker replaced Berry last week. The team also has Kurt Coleman, who was signed recently.
Tamba Hali: He has ankle and knee injuries and has been listed as a limited participant in practice as he was last week. It doesn't appear to be anything serious, rather a veteran getting some rest. Note that Tamba did miss about 10 plays in last week's game in Denver.
Other players are listed on the injury report but nothing serious.