Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is headed to the injured reserve list. The MCL sprain he suffered against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5 will now sideline the second-year back for at least three weeks.
CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
Regarding #Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (mcl sprain), a league source told me putting him on IR "was the right thing to do, so he doesn't feel like he has to rush back." On if they feel it should take Edwards-Helaire more than 3 weeks to heal up they said, "no, not right now."
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 12, 2021
Also according to Anderson, a league source was quoted as saying that Edwards-Helaire’s IR stint should not last more than those initial three weeks. This is the second injury of his NFL career, after missing Week 16 of the 2020 season, along with the AFC Divisional Round game. The previous injuries were described as hip and ankle injuries. The new ailment is in his knee, specifically the MCL.
Edwards-Helaire has played in all five games of the 2021 season up to this point. On 65 attempts, he has rushed for 304 yards and no touchdowns. He does, however, have two touchdowns through the air to go along with 61 total receiving yards.
The Chiefs have reportedly signed running back Elijah McGuire to the practice squad. He played with the team in 2019 and 2020. McGuire will likely suit up in Week 6.
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