After suffering a high ankle sprain in week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was activated from injured reserve on Monday. With his potential return for the Super Bowl looming, this adds another dynamic for a Chiefs offense that already has tight end Travis Kelce and the dynamic running back duo of Jerrick McKinnon and Isiah Pacheco.
For the nine games Edwards-Helaire played, he accumulated a total of 302 rushing yards on 71 carries and scored three touchdowns. As a receiver out of the backfield, he accumulated 17 catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns. If he is able to practice and play, it will be interesting to see how coach Andy Reid works him into this week’s game plan given the surge of Pacheco and McKinnon. Unfortunately, that was not the only injury news coming from Kansas City.
It was announced on Monday that wide receiver Mecole Hardman would be placed on injured reserve and miss the Super Bowl. Hardman had dealt with a pelvis injury throughout the season and re-aggravated that injury in the AFC Championship game against the Bengals. Although he did not have a spectacular season by the numbers (25 catches, 297 yards, four touchdowns), his presence on the field brings an element of speed and creativity to the Chief’s offense. Who will step up in his absence?