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While coach Andy Reid did not provide a timetable for Charles' return from a high ankle sprain, he noted that the one suffered by the running back Sunday "doesn't look to be a real severe one," the Kansas City Star reports.

Charles' status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins thus remains unclear, with Knile Davis (who carried 22 times for 79 yards at two TDs in relief of Charles in Week 2) in line for an expanded workload in Week 3 if Charles is out, or limited at all Sunday.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Days

Charles suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday, according to Chiefs' coach Andy Reid, USA Today reports.

Charles' ankle sprain was initially thought to be mild, but Reid disclosing his star running back actually sustained a dreaded high ankle sprain is certainly of concern. That variety of sprain typically forces players to miss time, putting Charles' status moving forward in question. While a timetable for his return has not yet been outlined, it appears Knile Davis could be in line for an extended role in the Chiefs' offense.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Days

The early indication is that Charles' ankle sprain is mild, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports.

However, nothing should be assumed, as Charles is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, after exiting Sunday's game in the first quarter and failing to return. If Charles isn't ready for next week, Knile Davis will get the start -- and likely the vast majority of the touches -- in Miami.

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Charles, who was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, will undergo an MRI on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The MRI will hopefully provide clarity in terms of both the location and severity of the injury. Fantasy owners should keep their fingers crossed that the sprain isn't of the high-ankle variety. Charles exited Sunday's loss to the Broncos in the first quarter, and was later ruled out for good around halftime. Working as the clear top running back in Charles' absence, Knile Davis had a 22-79-2 rushing line and 6-26-0 receiving line.

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after Sunday's game that Charles suffered a sprained ankle, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

It's the obvious diagnosis for any ankle injury, and the real question is whether Charles suffered the dreaded high-ankle sprain. Ideally, the Chiefs will provide a more specific diagnosis, but it probably shouldn't be counted on. Knile Davis worked as the clear lead back in Charles' absence, piling up 79 rushing yards and pair of touchdowns on 22 carries. Cyrus Gray, the third-string back, got just two carries and no targets.

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Charles, who left Sunday's game in the first quarter with an ankle injury, will not return to the contest, USA Today's Lindsay Jones reports.

Details on the injury are still unavailable, but it isn't a good sign that Charles has been ruled out. His replacement, Knile Davis, is having a strong game while filling in.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Days

Charles suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos, and he is questionable to return.

Charles was taken to the locker room grimacing in pain, leaving Knile Davis to operate as the Chiefs' lead back. Davis broke off a 25-yard run shortly thereafter, and then had a would-be 15-yard scamper called back because of a penalty. Should Charles fail to return, he'll finish the day with just two carries for four yards and one reception for eight yards. For now, Cyrus Gray will serve as Davis' backup.

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Charles (foot) had just seven rushes for 19 yards and caught four passes for 15 yards in Sunday's 26-10 loss to Tennessee.

This certainly wasn't a great way for Charles to start the season from an individual standpoint, but Kansas City was simply dominated, and had the ball for only 22 minutes. Even still, it's somewhat surprising that Charles received just 11 touches, given his explosive nature. Things won't get a whole lot easier for Charles and the Chiefs in Week 2, as they will head to Denver for a AFC West matchup. With that said, we fully expect Charles to see a lot more work next week, and in turn, be a lot more productive.

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Charles (foot) was not listed on the Chiefs' Wednesday practice participation/injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Titans.

Though the Chiefs also roster fellow running backs Knile Davis, De'Anthony Thomas, Cyrus Gray and Joe McKnight, Charles remains decidedly atop the team's depth chart at the position and on track to remain a focal point of the team's offense, provided he remains healthy. That Charles is not listed on the team's initial injury report indicates that he is past the bruised foot that he suffered during the preseason.

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Charles (foot) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.

The Chiefs are planning to sit all their starters Thursday, so Charles would not have played even if he was totally healthy. The extra time off should give Charles plenty of time to get back to 100 percent by Week 1.