As training camp kicks off, a familiar face has again landed on the injury report for the Chiefs. This time, he’s on the PUP list, although reports are he could be back soon.
The Chiefs have placed running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, on the physically unable to perform list at the onset of training camp. This is something we have heard far too often in Kansas City. It was a surprise to many to see CEH on the PUP list at the start of the training camp. The off-season has been full of reports about him being in great shape and the healthiest he’s ever been in KC. This was until we suddenly heard from the team today that he is now on the PUP list.
Reports are that it is not anything major and he could be with the team within a week. We are likely to get more details tomorrow when Andy Reid has his next press conference. I’m sure something was a little sore and the team is being overly cautious given his injury history.
A important season for Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and he opens camp on the physically unable to perform list. https://t.co/wuolSgsjce — Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) July 26, 2022
No matter what Reid says it will not quell the questions that Chiefs Kingdom has around CEH. This is a big year for CEH and he cannot afford to deal with nagging injuries. The Chiefs also cannot afford to waste another season waiting for Edwards-Helaire to get better.
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He hasn’t been a bad player, but it is safe to say he’s been a bust as a first-round running back. Most of his problems stem from his inability to stay healthy. Since he joined the league he has had injury after injury. The first season it was hip and ankle injuries, and last season it was his knee. I am going to predict that the reason for his PUP list designation was an off-season surgery to clean up his knee.
That is not uncommon with players who had in-season knee injuries. For any other player, this would be a non-story. It would just be a side note to practice and we’d see him in a week and move on. But this puts all eyes on CEH for the rest of camp. We’ll see if it can prove to be nothing or the start of the end for CEH in KC.
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