Ed Orgeron gives update on injured RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire ahead of Peach Bowl
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron had some encouraging news to share on Monday.
During his press conference in Atlanta ahead of Saturday’s Peach Bowl, Orgeron gave an update on running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who suffered a hamstring injury at practice last week. And although Edwards=Helaire’s status for the game is still unknown, it at least appears that things are trending in a positive direction.
“Clyde is a little bit better. He’s off the crutches and off the scooter. He has a chance to play, I don’t know if he will play,” Orgeron told the media. “We will see if he can do something [Tuesday]. He’ll be day to day.”
Edwards-Helaire has been a big part of the Tigers’ offense this season, and it would hurt them if he can’t play. He has rushed for 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns, while also recording 50 receptions for 399 yards and a score.
LSU has arrived in Atlanta and is preparing for its Peach Bowl matchup against Oklahoma. If Edwards-Helaire can’t play, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow may have to carry even more of the load for the Tigers’ offense against the Sooners.
LSU and Oklahoma are set to kick off on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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