LSU scored 63 points against Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, and the Tigers barely utilized their leading rusher. However, that could be different in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire continues to deal with a hamstring injury, which limited him to two carries for 14 yards in the CFP semifinal matchup. On Tuesday, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron gave the latest update on Edwards-Helaire during his meeting with the media.

“We’ll take it slow with him, see what he can do,” Orgeron told the media. “He’s getting treatment right now. He’s a little sore. We’ll see how much he can do this week.”

Orgeron said the Tigers will be practicing each day from Thursday through Sunday, take a short break and then begin preparations next Wednesday. He said that he believes Edwards-Helaire will be full speed when LSU returns to the field for that Wednesday practice next week.

With Edwards-Helaire not playing much in the Peach Bowl, the Tigers turned to redshirt freshman Chris Curry, who had 16 carries for 90 yards.

“I’ve got to say something to Chris Curry. In this world of transfer portals and all that, taking the easy way out, it says a lot about his character, his grit, his toughness,” Orgeron said. “He told me, he said, ‘Coach, I’m going to be one of your best backs. Just watch.’ …

“The style of plays that we run, we felt that Chris was the best one to run it. Boy, I’ll tell you what, he took his opportunity.”

LSU and Clemson will face off for the national title on Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.