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Report: Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffers MCL sprain, ‘out a few weeks’

Edwards-Helaire was injured in the Sunday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Healire suffered an MCL sprain, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. ESPN’s Adam Schefter added that wide receiver Tyreek Hill’s knee issue is “minor.”

Edwards-Helaire injured his knee in the third quarter of the Chiefs’ 38-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes found Edwards-Helaire on a screen, and he ran for 11 yards before being brought down by linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and safety Jordan Poyer. Edwards-Helaire seemed to get his leg caught under him as he was tackled.

With Edwards-Helaire set to miss a few weeks, per Rapoport, look for the Chiefs to turn to a running back-by-committee primarily featuring Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon.

If the Chiefs believe Edwards-Helaire will miss three weeks, perhaps they move him to injured reserve and bring up Derrick Gore from the practice squad, rounding out the running back room temporarily.

Edwards-Helaire’s injury is untimely — he entered Sunday night with back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts as part of 365 scrimmage yards on the season. The second-year running back is set to miss at least a handful of games for the second straight season.

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