Chiefs Get Concerning News With Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Kansas City Chiefs got some concerning news regarding Clyde Edwards-Helaire's latest injury update.
The Kansas City Chiefs got some concerning news regarding Clyde Edwards-Helaire's latest injury update. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs earned a victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Friday night's preseason game, but it wasn't all good news for the team.

Starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was forced to leave the game due to an ankle injury and it remains to be seen how extensive the damage is.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update

Edwards-Helaire left the game early on after experiencing some pain in his ankle. Head coach Andy Reid described it as a "slight" ankle sprain and seemed optimistic that his starter avoided any kind of major injury. The second-year RB is expected to undergo a few more tests to determine his status.

The Chiefs have to hope this doesn't linger into the start of the regular season for Edwards-Helaire. The 22-year-old is looking to be a top offensive weapon in Kansas City after racking up 1,100 yards from scrimmage and 5 touchdowns on a total of 217 touches last season (13 games played).

In the worst case scenario, Reid will have to look to Darrell Williams and Jerick McKinnon to pick up the slack if Edwards-Helaire needs to take it easy for a while. Williams is coming off a year in which he averaged 4.3 yards per carry and McKinnon comes with five years of NFL experience under his belt.

This is a situation worth keeping an eye on over the next few days as Edwards-Helaire's status should become more evident. For now, the Chiefs remain the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season with odds set at +500, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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