In the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs game against the New Orleans Saints, rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire took a first-down carry four yards down to the five-yard line.
As he was tackled, he landed awkwardly with his left leg bent underneath him and his right leg straightened out. He was helped up by the Chiefs medical staff and was immediately taken to the locker room.
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is doubtful to return with a hip/leg injury.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 21, 2020
It didn’t take long for the Chiefs to announce Edwards-Helaire as doubtful to return.
After the game, head coach Andy Reid said that Edwards-Helaire got “twisted up” and revealed that X-rays were negative.
“He got stretched,” Reid said. “I think you probably saw that, where he did the splits — and his leg was sore. Both legs were kind of sore. He’s going into evaluation right now.”
Running backs Le’Veon Bell and Darrel Williams will have to make up for the absence of Edwards-Helaire.