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Clyde Edwards-Helaire leaves game with apparent leg and hip injury

The rookie running back landed awkwardly on a carry in the fourth quarter.

Kansas City Chiefs v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

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.

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.

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