Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update is Great News for Chiefs Before AFC Championship Game
The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills are only hours away from squaring off in the AFC Championship Game. Kansas City enters the contest with a few nagging injuries, including one to star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
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However, the latest injury update on running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is fantastic news for the Chiefs before the conference championship.
With their impressive rookie RB back, that gives the Chiefs an incredible insurance option in case Mahomes isn't 100%.
Edwards-Helaire has been out since Week 15, when he suffered a high-ankle sprain against the New Orleans Saints. Kansas City made due without him, utilizing veteran Le'Veon Bell in the backfield.
But, Bell went down with an injury of his own, and the Chiefs had to rely on third-string RB Darrel Williams in the team's Divisional Round win. Williams stepped up with 13 carries for 78 yards against the Browns.
Kansas City now gets Edwards-Helaire back in the lineup for the biggest game of the season. The rookie rushed for 803 yards and 4 TDs in 13 games for the Chiefs in 2020, becoming a breakout weapon for an already loaded offense.
Despite their ailments, Kansas City is a 3-point favorite heading into their game against the Bills, per FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.
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