Kansas City Chiefs fans can take a breath. Per reports (via (NBC Sports), rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s X-rays came back negative and it seems that his apparent hip/leg injury isn’t as bad as it initially appeared. The rookie had to be helped off the field and wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

After his initial tests, Edwards-Helaire seems fine, but the Chiefs will continue to look closely on the situation which means he’s definitely not out of the woods just yet.

The injury came late in the fourth with the Chiefs up by a slim 3-point lead against the Saints. Edwards-Helaire’s foot awkwardly got stuck between the pile and seemed to have been in agonizing pain immediately after the scuffle. The LSU alum had already tallied 79 yards on 14 carries on Sunday before he was ruled out.

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The 21-year old has been having himself quite an NFL debut this season. The 32nd overall pick from the 2020 NFL draft has been key in the Chiefs’ offense all-season long. Prior to Sunday’s game Edwards-Helaire has already managed to to total 724 rushing yards with four rushing touchdowns. His speed and agility has been a welcome addition to head coach Andy Reid’s potent offense.

Fortunately, the Chiefs were able to hold on to the lead and come up with a huge win over New Orleans on Sunday. With just two games to go before the playoffs, Kansas City is hoping that their prized rookie gets to recover in time for the Super Bowl defense in the post season.

The Chiefs are 13-1. Their win enabled them to remain in first place in the AFC, in line for the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs. The No. 1 seed is the only seed which gets a wild card bye in each conference, so the Chiefs would greatly benefit from that off week in the postseason. Edwards-Helaire would get a week to rest before the postseason if that happens.