Latest Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update is Encouraging News for Chiefs
Another NFL season is approaching, which means another year of the Kansas City Chiefs being perennial championship contenders. However, the Chiefs were given a scare on Friday as second-year running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire exited the team's 17-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle sprain.
Fortunately, the latest update on Edwards-Helaire's status is encouraging news for Kansas City. The 22-year-old back participated in a walkthrough on Monday, with there being a possibility of him practicing later in the day, according to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update
The 32nd overall pick at the 2020 NFL Draft, expectations were high for Edwards-Helaire last year as he was thrust into the role of being the Chiefs No. 1 running back as a rookie. He finished his first NFL campaign with 803 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns on 181 attempts.
While the above stats are impressive, Edwards-Helaire struggled down the stretch. After racking up 505 rushing yards and 177 receiving yards through his first six games, had had just 298 and 120, respectively, over his final seven contests. Finding a way to be consistent throughout a 17-game season should be one of Edwards-Helaire's goals ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Edwards-Helaire's status is worth monitoring ahead of Kansas City's preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. The Chiefs are currently favored to win at -195 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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