Oklahoma Sooners

Peach Bowl | Ed Orgeron Not Sure If Leading Rusher Will Be Able To Play

M. Hofeld


Oklahoma may not be the only team down a running back when they face LSU in the Peach Bowl on December 28. Tigers leading rusher Clyde Edwards-Helaire was forced to leave practice on Tuesday, with a hamstring injury, and then was seen on crutches Wednesday.

“I don’t know the extent of the injury,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron told reporters Wednesday night at a press conference. “He was having some tests today.  I’m not sure if Clyde can or cannot play. I don’t know the extent. He went to get some tests tonight.”

Edwards-Helaire has run for 1,290 yards on 197 carries this season, averaging 6.5 yards per carry, and has 16 rushing touchdowns. Also a receiving threat out of the backfield, Edwards-Helaire has 399 receiving yards on 50 receptions including a touchdown.

LSU’s next leading rusher is Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow with 289 yards on 96 carries with three touchdowns.

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