Kiko Alonso, Miami Dolphins defense on the mend (unlike Jets’ offense)

Kiko Alonso hopes to be back after a one-game absence. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

Kiko Alonso hopes to be back after a one-game absence. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

A Dolphin defense in need of good news appears to be getting it this week.

Linebacker Kiko Alonso practiced on a limited basis Wednesday after missing the Arizona Cardinals game and practices last week. Alonso, the Dolphins’ leading tackler, is coming off a broken thumb and a hamstring injury, the latter of which kept him out vs. Arizona.

“I can move around a lot better,” Alonso said. “I’m good.”

Linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who has knee and hand injuries, also worked on a limited basis but was noncommittal on his chances of returning Saturday against the New York Jets. The season has been a steady stream of start-stop for Jenkins, who has started only six games.

“It’s been frustrating but it’s how the game goes,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins, who has not been healthy enough to start more than three consecutive games, said such a string of injuries has never happened to him before.

“Not like this,” he said. “I had one season where I missed a couple of games (in college), but not like this.”

The Jets are turning to inexperienced Bryce Petty at quarterback and have issues at skill positions.

Former Bears running back Matt Forte has 792 yards and seven touchdowns rushing, plus 256 yards receiving, but he was unable to practice Wednesday. He has a torn meniscus in his right knee. Normally, that would eliminate him from playing Saturday, but the Jets have not ruled him out, instead saying he’s day to day.

“The guy’s a tough guy, so no, I’m not surprised,” Alonso said.

The Jets’ top two receivers, Quincy Eununwa and ex-Dolphin Brandon Marshall, were limited. Enunwa has injured ribs. Marshall has knee, foot and back problems.

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