The Kansas City Chiefs will be a man down in the offensive backfield on Sunday as they take on the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany in Week 9. The latest injury report from the team has running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire already listed as out for the weekend.
On Thursday, Edwards-Helaire was shown on the Chiefs' injury report as out with an illness from practice. It stands to reason the team had to make a quick decision on his availability since they had yet to travel overseas to Germany.
With Edwards-Helaire out, the team is likely to turn to Deneric Prince or La'Mical Perine in the wake of an opening on the depth chart. Both young players were roster hopefuls in training camp for the Chiefs before being waived and re-signed to the team's practice squad at the end of the NFL preseason.
Edwards-Helaire was the Chiefs first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft but has never taken hold of the position like general manager Brett Veach could have hoped. Instead, the Chiefs have found a diamond in the rough in last year's seventh-round choice, Isiah Pacheco, who has taken the lead back role from CEH and is working primarily in tandem with Jerick McKinnon.
It's also notable that McKinnon himself is limited with a groin injury in Chiefs practice which means the running game could be quite thin entering the weekend for K.C.
Edwards-Helaire has 33 carries for 109 yards and 1 touchdown this season for the Chiefs.