Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injured; Kansas City Chiefs Hit With Another Setback

Published 10/11/2021, 3:04 PM EDT
ST JOSEPH, MISSOURI – JULY 28: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs hands the ball off to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire #25 during training camp at Missouri Western State University on July 28, 2021 in St Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)


The 2021 NFL season is not going as per plan for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. The 2019 Super Bowl champions are at the bottom of their division as we approach the midway stage of their campaign. Coach Andy Reid’s boys suffered their 3rd loss of the season on Sunday at the hands of the Buffalo Bills.

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Oct 10, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White (27) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Josh Allen put on a stunning offensive display as the Bills ran out comfortable winners by a 38-20 scoreline at the Arrowhead Stadium. The home team looked helpless on Sunday against a strong Buffalo unit. The Kansas City Chiefs now face an uphill battle at securing a playoff spot in 2021.

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And that just got tougher with another Chiefs star suffering a major injury.

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Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire faces extended spell on the sidelines

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The Chiefs played without defensive lineman Chris Jones and cornerback Charvarius Ward in the loss against the Bills. Now they will be without the services of 2020 1st-round pick, Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The LSU product has been an ever-present component of the Chiefs offense since making his debut last season.

However, the budding starlet suffered an MCL tear in the Week 5 loss at home. He was part of all five games for KC this season but will not miss out on 2-3 weeks of football with this latest setback.

Oct 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) makes a touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

In other news, Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill’s injury is not as serious as previously expected. He suffered a minor injury last night but will not miss any time away from the first team. However, coach Reid might opt to be cautious with his star wideout.

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