Koa Misi, Jamal Charles injuries headline opening injury report for Chiefs vs Dolphins

Kevin Nogle
SB Nation

The Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs have released their respective injury reports for this week's matchup.

Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles headline the first injury report of the week for the two teams heading into Sunday's contest. Neither player was able to practice on Wednesday, with Misi dealing with an ankle injury he suffered in Week 1 against the New England Patriots and Charles hobbled by a high ankle sprain he suffered against the Denver Broncos last week.

They were joined on their respective sidelines by defensive end Terrence Fede (knee), running back Knowshon Moreno (elbow), and guard Shelley Smith (knee) for the Dolphins and safety Eric Berry (ankle) for the Chiefs. None of the players who did not practice have had their availability for Sunday determined yet.

Miami also had several players limited in the workout, including tackle Branden Albert (shoulder), tight end Charles Clay (knee), safety Louis Delmas (calf), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (shoulder), linebacker Jordan Tripp (chest), guard Billy Turner (foot), and linebacker Philip Wheeler (thumb). Also on that list is center Mike Pouncey, who returned to practice this week for the first time since having hip surgery in June. Pouncey has been rehabbing from the torn labrum repair procedure with next week's game against the Oakland Raiders in London as the prime target. He could, however, play this week if team doctors feel the hip is ready and coaches deem him to be in game shape.

For the Chiefs, linebacker Tamba Hali (ankle/knee) and running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) were both limited.

The Dolphins listed safety Walt Aikens (hand), wide receiver Brian Hartline (back), and defensive tackle Randy Starks (toe) on the list as injured, but full participants in Wednesday's practice. Kansas City, likewise, included safety Husain Abdullah (foot/quadricep), wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (quadricep), running back Cyrus Gray (foot), wide receiver Frankie Hammond (shoulder), wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hip), center Eric Kush (shoulder), linebacker Josh Martin (quadricep/tricep), and wide receiver Albert Wilson (ankle) under the full participant category.

A player not included on the list for the Dolphins may be the most interesting part of the injury report this week. Running back Lamar Miller, who left last week's game against the Buffalo Bills with an ankle injury, was not even listed as injured by fully participating. The injury is apparently minor enough that it is not bothering Miller this week, and he should be ready to play against the Chiefs. With the dislocated elbow injury suffered by Moreno last week, Miller being healthy enough to not be even included on the injury report is a good sign for Miami.

The Dolphins host the Chiefs on Sunday with kickoff scheduled for 4:25pm ET.

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