Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update: When Will RB Be Back And Return To Chiefs?

Written By Matt Burke on February 11, 2023
Clyde Edwards Helaire When Will Be Back Return Injury Update

The Kansas City Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl but there are doubts about whether their offense will be able to muster enough points to take down the Philadelphia Eagles. Patrick Mahomes is extremely banged up and could use help from any source. Enter Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who has been on the shelf since November but has been rumored to be back soon. So when will Clyde Edwards-Helaire return and be back on the field for the Chiefs? We will deliver a timeline for CEH’s recovery below.

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When will Clyde Edwards-Helaire return and be back on the field for the Chiefs?

Updated: The Chiefs activated Clyde Edwards-Helaire on Monday and he is expected to play in Super Bowl LVII.

Here we will answer the question as to when will Clyde Edwards-Helaire return and be back on the field for the Chiefs. Edwards-Helaire suffered a high ankle sprain in Kansas City’s 30-27 win over the Chargers back on Nov. 20. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said there “was a chance” CEH would be back for the AFC title game but KC opted to keep him on IR. Conventional wisdom would suggest that Edwards-Helaire will dress for Super Bowl LVII so long as he factors into the Chiefs’ gameplan.

High ankle sprains generally take 4-6 weeks to recover from so it is somewhat surprising that CEH hasn’t been back on the field yet. CEH lost his starting gig to Isiah Pacheco and even Jerick McKinnon was getting more touches than Edwards-Helaire before the injury. Edwards-Helaire will certainly want to prove he still has value in the Chiefs offense, and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said in November that CEH remains in the team’s late-season plans.

“Clyde is the ultimate professional,” Bieniemy said, according to KSHB. “Clyde doesn’t run away from anything. He’s working his tail off, and on top of that he’s helping coach guys up.

“Everyone understands at any given time, anyone may be called upon to be great,” Bieniemy continued. “We’re at that time of year where injuries happen, so you may be called upon throughout the course of the game to define your greatness.”

Here is a look at the Chiefs schedule around the time period for when Edwards-Helaire is slated to return.

  • Super Bowl 57: February 12 vs. Eagles

Clyde Edwards-Helaire props

Clyde Edwards-Helaire props have popped up at select sportsbooks over the past few days. CEH might be one of the more sexy longshot Super Bowl MVP picks once we get closer to the game considering that he hasn’t played in over two months and should be healthy. That, as well as his previous status as a starting fantasy football RB, will surely generate discussion as a possible SB MVP play, although books were initially hesitant to put him on their boards considering his unknown status.

Here are Edwards-Helaire Super Bowl props below.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Super Bowl MVP odds

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is one of the more intriguing longshots to win The Big Game’s top individual award. CEH owned +15000 Super Bowl MVP odds as of Wednesday. Edwards-Helaire currently has odds to win Super Bowl MVP. The Chiefs have had him on ice for several months and one would imagine that CEH is 100 percent. He could certainly prove to be Kansas City’s secret weapon against the Eagles considering not too long ago he was a big part of the Chiefs’ offensive gameplan.

In an October 2 meeting against the Buccaneers, Edwards-Helaire had 92 yards rushing on 19 carries. He also had 22 total carries in the Chiefs’ first three games of the 2022 – 2023 season and is always a threat as a receiver out of the backfield.

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Matt Burke is the Managing Editor of Evergreen Content at He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, The Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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