Although Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire reportedly “took in the right direction” with his shoulder injury earlier this week, the 22-year-old won’t be available for the playoff opener. playoff Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Darrel Williams are both should play barring any setbacks as they work on heel and toe injuries respectively.
Hill led the Chiefs in targets (159), receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,239) during the regular season and tied tight end Travis Kelce in touchdown receptions with nine. Hill’s target and receiving numbers were new career highs.
With Edwards-Helaire limited to 10 games due to injury, Williams recorded career-best numbers in rushing attempts (144), rushing yards (558), rushing touchdowns (six), targets (57) , receptions (47), receiving yards (452) and receiving touchdowns (two). Williams led the team in all notable racing categories and placed in the top five in the aforementioned receiving categories.
Edwards-Helaire finished the season with 119 carries for 517 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns, while also adding 19 receptions for 129 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
Kansas City’s No. 2 hosts Pittsburgh’s No. 7 at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday in an AFC wildcard playoff game.