Clyde Edwards Helaire, running back for the Kansas City Chiefs was injured in his collarbone last Sunday. Although it is not considered serious, it will keep Edwards-Helaire off the field at least for a week.
The Chiefs officially rules out Edwards-Helaire from their showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.
“We have now ruled RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire OUT for Sunday’s game,” the Chiefs said. “He will not travel with the club.”
The Chiefs will be without Edwards Helaire this Sunday so they have added Jerick McKinnon onto their 53-man roster. He will be on the injury report for Week 17 with a hamstring strain and no game designation.
We have now ruled RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire OUT for Sunday’s game. He will not travel with the club.
We have added RB Jerick McKinnon to the 53-man roster from IR. McKinnon should be listed on the injury report with a hamstring injury and no designation for Sunday. pic.twitter.com/XR0QueVzx8
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 1, 2022
The MRI results for Edwards Helaire are encouraging. Although he is experiencing some swelling, his injury will not end his season.
Edwards-Helaire plays a key role in the Chiefs’ title puzzle. He plays an important role in the passing attack and ground game when he is healthy.
Edwards-Helaire is averaging 517 yards rushing and four touchdowns in 10 games. He has also had 19 receptions, a total of 129 yards and two touchdowns.
The Chiefs’ ground game this Sunday will be led by Derrick Gore, Darrel Williams and Edwards-Helaire. In last weekend’s victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, they ran for 98 yards.