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Chiefs add RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire to Injured Reserve with ankle injury

The Kansas City Chiefs have added Clyde Edwards-Helaire to IR due to his high ankle sprain.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball against the Tennessee Titans at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on November 6, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12 of the NFL season. They continue to be riddled with injuries, and that looks like it will continue this week. Starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has had an up-and-down season. He has seen his workload diminish in favor of the rookie Isiah Pacheco. To make matters worse, he has suffered a high ankle sprain and has been added to IR. This means he will miss at least the next four games for the Chiefs.

Edwards-Helaire has 71 attempts for 302 yards, and three touchdowns in 10 games played this season. He never really caught on in the passing game, as he brought in 17 of his 23 targets for 151 more yards and three more scores. If he had been a consistent dual-threat running back, he likely wouldn’t have lost his job and would have been fantasy-relevant the entire season.

Pacheco has 75 rushes for 386 yards and a touchdown also in 10 games played this year. He has mainly served as the backup to CEH but will now get the first crack at leading the backfield on a high-octane offense and could be a fantasy football game-changer as the playoffs near.