The Chiefs may look to place Edwards-Helaire on injured reserve if he’s looking at three weeks or more of recovery. If he has a chance of returning sooner, however, they could leave him on the 53-man roster to keep a Week 8 return on the table.
Edwards-Helaire, the No. 32 overall pick of the 2020 draft, enjoyed a strong rookie showing up until his late season ankle and hip injuries. In 13 games, the LSU product tallied 803 rushing yards and four touchdowns off of 181 totes. He also added 36 catches for 297 yards and one score, showcasing his potential as a dual-threat back. So far this year, he’s got 304 yards off of 65 totes, good for a 4.7 ypc.