Clyde Edwards-Helaire is in contention for the LSU’s College Football Playoff matchup with Oklahoma, coach Ed Orgeron confirmed Wednesday night.
The star running back, who racked up 1,689 all-purpose seats in the regular season, has experienced an obvious injury that did not come into contact with the injury during this week’s practice. Orgeron said the juniors were tested Wednesday to determine the nature of the regression.
“He wasn’t exercising today,” Orgeron told reporters, “and he couldn’t exercise.”
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Edwards-Helaire took over most of LSU’s running back during the regular season, taking 197 handoffs in 13 games. Senior Tyrion Davis-Prince took the next highest workload among the runners at 60 totes.
Edwards-Helaire should have been a key part of the Tigers’ attack on Oklahoma on the orange glass on December 28. His success from the backfield helped Heisman beat coach Joe Burrow to find openings in the secondary.
Oklahoma allowed 132.8 points per game and 4 yards per attempt this season.