Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered a knee injury during the team’s 38-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills on “Sunday Night Football.”
On Monday, word came down about the severity of Edwards-Helaire’s injury, which was not as bad as it could have been. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, it’s not a season-ending injury for Edwards-Helaire. The second-year running back out of LSU suffered an MCL sprain and is expected to miss a few weeks as he recovers from the injury.
It’s possible that he could be placed on short-term injured reserve as he works back from this injury.
Edwards-Helaire has been the leading rusher for Kansas City this season with 65 carries for 304 yards and 8 receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns on the year. After back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances in Week 3 and Week 4, it felt like he was finally starting to hit his stride this season.
The likely replacement for Edwards-Helaire is his former college teammate, Darrel Williams, who had five carries for 27 yards and three receptions for 18 yards in Week 5 against Buffalo.
Jerick McKinnon could also get involved too as he saw a season-high in offensive snaps on Sunday night.
Between Williams and McKinnon, the team should still be able to get some good play out of the running game. If Edwards-Helaire is placed on injured reserve, expect the Chiefs to also sign RB Derrick Gore from the 53-man roster from the practice squad.