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Chiefs’ Dontari Poe misses practice because of high ankle sprain

Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe (center), who dealt with a herniated disk in his back this summer, did not practice Wednesday because of a high ankle sprain.
Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe (center), who dealt with a herniated disk in his back this summer, did not practice Wednesday because of a high ankle sprain. deulitt@kcstar.com

Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe missed practice Wednesday because of a high ankle sprain. He was not present during the portion of practice that was open to the media.

Poe, 25, has been dealing with injuries this season. He suffered a herniated disk in his back this summer and missed the entire preseason, only to return for the Chiefs' week one win over the Houston Texans.

Poe, a two-time Pro Bowler, has recorded 13 combined tackles through five games. He does not have a sack after recording a combined 10  1/2 the last two years.

Mauga also out

Inside linebacker Josh Mauga also missed practice Wednesday with groin and Achilles injuries. Mauga missed the Chiefs' 18-17 loss vs. the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Mauga, who recorded 103 tackles in 16 games last year, has 14 tackles in four games. He was present during the portion of practice open to the media on Wednesday.

Other Chiefs listed on Wednesday's injury report include tight end Travis Kelce (groin/neck), tight end James O'Shaugnessy (hand) and cornerback Jamell Fleming (elbow). All three were full practice participants.

Vikings injuries

The Vikings had three starters listed on Wednesday's injury report, including receiver Mike Wallace (knee), receiver Charles Johnson (rib) and safety Andrew Sendejo (knee). Wallace did not practice, while Johnson and Sendejo were limited.

Defensive end Justin Trattou (foot) did not practice, while receiver Jarius Wright (hand) and cornerback Jabari Price (shoulder) were full participants.

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