Jamaal Charles suffered what is believed and has been reported to be a high ankle sprain last week. He was supposed to be out for the Sunday game against the Dolphins.
Except Charles was on the practice field today ...
Charles went thru warmups, then spent brief period being tended to by trainer Rick Burkholder. He then joined other RBs and went thru drills— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 18, 2014
Charles playing would not be the best for the Dolphins. He is an elite back and obviously superior to Knile Davis, who was expected to be the Chiefs' main ballcarrier, assuming Charles did not play. Charles rushed for 1,287 yards in 15 games last season and 1,509 in 2012.
Assuming Charles now has improved enough to actually play some on Sunday, that is not only a lift for the Chiefs from a talent perspective -- because even a lessened Charles may be pretty good -- but from an emotional perspective as well.
So can he do it? Can someone come back from a high ankle sprain in less than a week?
This would be very quick turnaround for high ankle sprain but he's a tough guy who plays through a lot. If anyone can do this, it's him— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 18, 2014