Report: Chiefs’ Clyde Edwards-Helaire likely done for regular season, could return for playoffs

Charles Goldman
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There are some early morning reports on the pending status of Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who suffered a nasty-looking injury on Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Saints.

Andy Reid revealed during his postgame press conference that Edwards-Helaire’s X-rays came back negative, which is a positive sign that he avoided major injuries such as breaks and fractures. In a new report, NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport has confirmed both hip and ankle injuries for Edwards-Helaire. He’ll be getting an MRI on those injuries now that the team is back in Kansas City and those tests could reveal any potential ligament damage.

Rapoport’s report also says that the expectation is that Edwards-Helaire will be unable to return for the final two games of the regular season, but there is a chance he’ll be able to come back for the playoffs.

Rapoport later elaborated on his report on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.”

Edwards-Helaire finished the game against the Saints with 14 carries for 79 yards. If he’s unable to play in the remainder of the regular season, he’ll have finished his rookie year with 217 touches for 1,098 scrimmage yards and five combined touchdowns. It wouldn’t be a bad rookie campaign considering the injuries the team has dealt with along the offensive line.

Thankfully, the Chiefs added Le’Veon Bell for exactly this reason. He’ll be called upon in the final two games to be the bell-cow running back for the team. He’s also coming off of his most productive game in Kansas City with 15 carries for 62 yards and a score.

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