Chiefs HC Andy Reid provides injury updates on Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kyle Long

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Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid gave his usual post-practice update to the media on Friday.

Reid provided a few injury updates to the media, starting with the one that will directly impact the Chiefs’ Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Mike Remmers didn’t practice today, he was the only one that didn’t practice,” Reid said. “He is listed as out.”

Lucas Niang will get his second consecutive start at right tackle this week. He allowed just one pressure against the New York Giants in Week 8.

Reid also spoke about a pair of players who aren’t currently on the active roster for Kansas City, beginning with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who remains on injured reserve. Edwards-Helaire last suited up in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills, suffering an MCL sprain during the game. While Edwards-Helaire is closer to making his return, it could be a few weeks before he is deemed healthy.

“Yeah, he’s working hard to get back,” Reid said of Edwards-Helaire. “It’s just that whole healing thing that has to take place. But he’s closer than, obviously, he was. You know, we’ll just see how time handles it in the next week or two.”

It’s not in Edwards-Helaire’s best interest or the team’s best interest to rush him back from this injury. The Chiefs are confident in the duo of Darrel Williams and Derrick Gore for the time being, which gives them the luxury of being cautious here.

Reid also provided an update on Kyle Long, who remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He’s also working very hard and getting closer to making his return, but the Chiefs aren’t in a hurry to get him on the field.

“Yeah, so he’s working,” Reid said of Long. “He’s another one that works like crazy. We’re getting there, I mean we’re getting close. But it’s not because, he’s not in there, not because of effort right? He’s been working his tail off.”

With the Chiefs’ bye week coming up in Week 12, it’d be a safe bet to assume that both Edwards-Helaire and Long would make their return to action no later than Week 13.

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Thursday injury report for Chiefs vs. Packers, Week 9