Oct 10, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hands off to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs put RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on IR

The Kansas City Chiefs put running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on injured reserve Tuesday with a sprained MCL in his knee.

The move was expected for Edwards-Helaire, who likely will be sidelined for a few weeks. He’ll have to miss at least three games by virtue of the move.

Edwards-Helaire exited Sunday night’s 38-20 home loss to the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter after being tackled at the end of an 11-yard reception.

Teammates helped him off the field and he was taken to the locker room, where he was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.

Edwards-Helaire, 22, finished the game with seven carries for 13 yards and the one reception. In five starts this year, he has rushed for 304 yards and no touchdowns and has eight receptions for 61 yards and two scores.

A first-round pick in 2020 out of LSU, Edwards-Helaire gained 1,100 yards from scrimmage (803 rushing, 297 receiving) and scored five TDs (four rushing, one receiving) in 13 games as a rookie.

Darrel Williams would be in line for more carries on Sunday when the Chiefs (2-3) visit the Washington Football Team (2-3).

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hands off to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has MCL sprain

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be sidelined for a few weeks with an MCL sprain, NFL Network reported Monday.

He exited Sunday night’s 38-20 home loss to the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter after being tackled at the end of an 11-yard reception, with his leg bending awkwardly.

Teammates helped him off the field and he was taken to the locker room, where he was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.

Edwards-Helaire, 22, finished the game with seven carries for 13 yards and the one reception. In five starts this year, he has rushed for 304 yards and no touchdowns and has eight receptions for 61 yards and two scores.

A first-round pick in 2020 out of LSU, Edwards-Helaire gained 1,100 yards from scrimmage and scored five TDs in 13 games as a rookie.

Darrel Williams would be in line for more carries next Sunday when the Chiefs (2-3) visit the Washington Football Team (2-3).

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hands off to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire exits game with apparent knee injury

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire left in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Edwards-Helaire, a former first-round draft pick out of LSU, suffered the injury on an 11-yard gain, three plays before the Bills’ Micah Hyde scored on a 25-yard interception return to give Buffalo a 31-13 lead.

Edwards-Helaire left with 13 yards on seven carries after logging 100-yard rushing performances in the two previous games.

–Field Level Media

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Chiefs’ Clyde Edwards-Helaire likely to play vs. Bills

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire likely will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the visiting Buffalo Bills, multiple media outlets reported.

Fellow running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Sammy Watkins are not expected to compete for the Chiefs, per reports.

Edwards-Helaire is questionable with hip and ankle injuries. He sat out the final two games of the regular season as well as Kansas City’s 22-17 divisional round victory over the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.

Darrel Williams led the Chiefs by rushing 13 times for 78 yards against the Browns.

Edwards-Helaire, 21, has team-leading totals in carries (181), rushing yards (803) and rushing touchdowns (four) since being selected by Kansas City with the 32nd overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He also has 36 catches for 297 yards and a score.

Edwards-Helaire rushed for 161 yards on 26 carries in a 26-17 win over the Bills in Week 6.

Bell (knee) and Watkins (calf) are questionable for Sunday’s game with their respective injuries.

Bell rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns in nine games with the Chiefs.

Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman likely will see more snaps in place of Watkins, who had 37 receptions for 421 yards and two touchdowns this season. Hardman had four catches for 58 yards versus Cleveland while Robinson had one reception for 14 yards.

–Field Level Media

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns to practice

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the final two games of the regular season.

The move represents a positive sign for Edwards-Helaire’s chances to play in Sunday’s divisional playoff game versus the visiting Cleveland Browns.

“He just went right at it. Fearless with (his rehabilitation). And as a result, he’s probably a little bit ahead,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Edwards-Helaire, who has been nursing hip and ankle injuries.

Edwards-Helaire, 21, has team-leading totals in carries (181), rushing yards (803) and rushing touchdowns (four) since being selected by Kansas City with the 32nd overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He also has 36 catches for 297 yards and a score.

Star wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, also participated in practice on Wednesday.

Hill, 26, has 87 receptions for 1,276 yards with a career-best 15 touchdowns this season.

Linebacker Willie Gay (ankle), cornerback Rashad Fenton (ankle) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) didn’t practice on Wednesday.

–Field Level Media

Dec 6, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs against Denver Broncos linebacker Malik Reed (59) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs’ Hill, Watkins, Edwards-Helaire out vs. Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins as well as rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire have been ruled out for this weekend’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Hill (hamstring), Watkins (calf) and Edwards-Helaire (ankle) are nursing injuries for the Chiefs (14-1), who have clinched the top seed in the AFC.

Kansas City coach Andy Reid said earlier in the week that quarterback Chad Henne will start versus the visiting Chargers (6-9). Henne is getting the nod over Patrick Mahomes (rest).

Running back Le’Veon Bell, who has been bothered by an ailing knee, returned to practice on Friday. He is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Hill, 26, has 87 receptions for 1,276 yards with a career-best 15 touchdowns this season.

Watkins, 27, has 37 receptions for 421 yards and two scores in 2020.

Edwards-Helaire, 21, has team-leading totals in carries (181), rushing yards (803) and rushing touchdowns (four) since being selected by Kansas City with the 32nd overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He also has 36 catches for 297 yards and a score.

–Field Level Media

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs RB Edwards-Helaire has high ankle sprain

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a high ankle sprain and a strained hip, ESPN reported Monday.

The first-round pick from LSU sustained the injuries during the Chiefs’ 32-29 victory Sunday in New Orleans.

He exited the game in the fourth quarter and could not put weight on his left leg as the team’s medical staff helped him off the field. He finished with 14 carries for 79 yards and one reception for 4 yards.

The injury happened at the end of a 4-yard run by Edwards-Helaire, who was bent backward while being tackled.

The 21-year-old newcomer leads the Chiefs (13-1) with 803 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 13 games. He also has caught 36 passes for 297 yards and one touchdown.

Kansas City is hopeful Edwards-Helaire can return for the postseason, according to the report. In the meantime, the Chiefs will turn to Le’Veon Bell to carry the load for their final two regular-season games against the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Chargers.

Bell, who was released by the New York Jets on Oct. 14, made his Kansas City debut in Week 7. He rushed 15 times for 62 yards and one touchdown against the Saints.

–Field Level Media

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs RB Edwards-Helaire leaves with leg injury

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints because of a leg injury.

Edwards-Helaire could not put weight on his left leg as the team’s medical staff helped him exit the field. He had 14 carries for 79 yards and one reception for 4 yards when he left the game.

The injury happened at the end of a carry for Edwards-Helaire, who jerked his body in pain after a Saints defender inadvertently rolled up on his leg.

The rookie out of LSU has tallied 803 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 13 games with the Chiefs. He also has caught 36 passes for 297 yards and one touchdown.

Kansas City selected Edwards-Helaire in the first round with the No. 32 overall pick.

–Field Level Media