KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bleak night at Arrowhead Stadium grew even darker Sunday when Kansas City Chiefs starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had to be helped off the field after picking up a first down early in the third quarter.
Coach Andy Reid didn’t provide much more detail on the extent of Edwards-Helaire’s injury during postgame comments other than to specify it’s his left knee, and he’s still being evaluated.
With the ball at their own 8 yard line, quarterback Patrick Mahomes hit Edwards-Helaire with a short pass he took for 11 yards and a first down, but stayed down after he was tackled. He drew the attention of the coaching staff, and his teammates helped him off of the field.
Edwards-Helaire was examined in a sideline medical tent, eventually walking on his own to the locker room for X-rays. He’s been ruled out for the rest of the night with a knee injury.
Three plays later, Mahomes tried to hit Tyreek Hill, but the ball bounced off of the receiver’s hands and into the arms of Buffalo Bills defender Micah Hyde, who returned the interception for a touchdown, extending the Bills lead to 31-13.
All of this occurred after a weather delayed the start of the second half for more than an hour.