Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles returns to practice field

Sept. 18, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles  going through individual drills during practice. Credit: Nick Jacobs, TWC SportsChannel

Sept. 18, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles going through individual drills during practice. Credit: Nick Jacobs, TWC SportsChannel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs media members were treated to a surprise Thursday afternoon.

Running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) was on the practice field in helmet and shorts participating in warm-ups and position drills during the 20-minute window open to the media.

Charles, who recovers from a high ankle sprain suffered in Week 2, appeared to move without favoring either leg.

During warm-ups, he alternated balancing on either leg while stretching the other leg.

Charles then moved with the other running backs to participate in drills, which including running between cones.

Charles did not practice Wednesday.

The Chiefs will release the official injury report later in the afternoon, so whether he practiced fully or was limited won’t be known until then.

Second-year pro Knile Davis would start Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins if Charles is unavailable.

Meanwhile, strong safety Eric Berry (ankle) and rookie running back/wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (hamstring) were not on the practice field during the portion open to the media.

Berry did not practice Wednesday after suffering his injury in Week 2.

Thomas put in a limited practice Wednesday, marking his first practice since Sept. 3. Thomas hasn’t played in a regular-season game.

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