LSU’s Edwards-Helaire a game-time decision

Field Level Media

December 27, 2019 at 6:10 pm.

LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who is recovering from an injury, is closer to playing Saturday in the Peach Bowl when the No. 1 Tigers meet No. 4 Oklahoma in one College Football Playoff semifinal.

Coach Ed Orgeron met the media on Friday morning and said the junior, who reportedly suffered a hamstring injury 10 days ago, hasn’t practiced but didn’t discount his availability.

“Obviously, if Clyde is ready to play, we are going to let him play. That’s going to be a game-time decision,” Orgeron said. “The trainers are going to let us know if he’s able to play, first of all, then I’m going to ask him, ‘Are you ready to play?’ Knowing Clyde, he’s going to want to play.

“Do I think he plays? Yeah. How much he plays? I don’t know. We still have a ways to go there. He’s still a little sore, he’s still not 100 percent healthy. Obviously. I don’t know if he can cut yet and he doesn’t know if he can cut yet. We’ll see.”

Edwards-Helaire rushed for 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns and added 50 catches for 399 yards and one score in 13 games. He was a first-team All-SEC selection this season.

The winner of Saturday’s game will face the winner of the Fiesta Bowl matchup between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship on Jan. 13.