LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire Could Miss CFP Semifinal
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As the LSU Tigers get ready for the College Football Playoff, the pressure grows each and every day. It?s important to stay focused, dialed in on the details that got them there, while also adapting to anything surprising thrown their way.

For as amazing as quarterback Joe Burrow has been during his Heisman Trophy season, the LSU offense isn?t nearly as good without running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. And now, the Tigers and head coach Ed Orgeron might have to prepare for a massive game without him.

Edward-Helaire suffered a hamstring injury and couldn?t practice Wednesday. His status for the College Football Playoff semifinal matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is unclear at the moment.

LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury

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The extent of the injury is unknown. Coach O told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday night that Edwards-Helaire will go through some tests in Baton Rouge and ?we?re going to know more by the end of the week.?

There?s obviously a chance LSU?s star tailback can recover before next Saturday, but the thought of playing without its leading rusher in Atlanta, Georgia is still scary.

During his First-Team All-SEC season, Helaire has racked up 1,290 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns, while also catching 50 passes for 399 yards and another score. He?s an important part to this offense, to say the least.


Without Edwards-Helaire in the backfield, LSU would likely rely on freshmen Tyrion Davis-Price and John Emery Jr. to help carry the load.


LSU isn?t just trying to win this CFP semifinal and bowl game. The Tigers want a NCAA national championship. They need Edwards-Helaire to be healthy, and now everyone is waiting to hear the extent of his injury.

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