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Clyde Edwards-Helaire injures hip/leg area in Week 15, expected to be done for regular season

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire was helped off the field in the fourth quarter with a left leg injury. We break down the news.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball past Demario Davis #56 of the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter in the game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 20, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Monday AM update: Clyde Edwards-Helaire will have an MRI on his hip and ankle on Monday, but the early expectation is he’ll be done for the regular season with a chance to return for the playoffs, per Ian Rapoport.

Late night update: Edwards-Helaire’s x-rays came back negative, but will now get an MRI to see the extent of the damage, per Matt Verderame.

Postgame update: The Chiefs announced that x-rays were negative on Clyde Edwards-Helaire, per Pete Sweeney. He will likely undergo an MRI and follow-up exams on Monday to determine the extent of the injury. Andy Reid said CEH “got twisted up into the splits,” per Sam McDowell.

End of game update: Le’Veon Bell appeared to suffer an injury of sorts on a first down run when he was dragged down by his facemask. He left the game but appeared alright on the sideline. The Chiefs went into victory formation immediately after that, so it is unclear if he was injured or just shaken up.

UPDATE: The Chiefs announced Edwards-Helaire is doubtful to return with a hip/leg injury. Kansas City heads into the two-minute warning looking for Le’Veon Bell to help them run out the clock on the Saints.

The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a tough blow in Week 15, with running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffering a serious injury to his left leg. It’s not clear how serious the injury is, but he needed two trainers to help him off the field and directly to the locker room. He left the game with 79 yards on 14 carries and a four-yard catch on three targets against the New Orleans Saints.

Edwards-Helaire appeared to be in a good deal of pain when he went off. There is just over four minutes remaining as the Chiefs kicked a field goal to take a 32-22 lead on the Saints. It seems unlikely we’ll see Edwards-Helaire back in the game. Le’Veon Bell will take over the starting role with Darrel Williams taking over the No. 2 duties. Bell has 12 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown and a 14-yard reception, while Williams has three carries for five yards.