Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the final two games of the regular season.
The move represents a positive sign for Edwards-Helaire’s chances to play in Sunday’s divisional playoff game versus the visiting Cleveland Browns.
“He just went right at it. Fearless with (his rehabilitation). And as a result, he’s probably a little bit ahead,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Edwards-Helaire, who has been nursing hip and ankle injuries.
Edwards-Helaire, 21, has team-leading totals in carries (181), rushing yards (803) and rushing touchdowns (four) since being selected by Kansas City with the 32nd overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He also has 36 catches for 297 yards and a score.
Star wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, also participated in practice on Wednesday.
Hill, 26, has 87 receptions for 1,276 yards with a career-best 15 touchdowns this season.
Linebacker Willie Gay (ankle), cornerback Rashad Fenton (ankle) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) didn’t practice on Wednesday.