ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that an MRI indicated the injury suffered by Kansas City Chiefs LT Eric Fisher is indeed a sprained ankle. Per Werder, who cites a source, Fisher is expected to miss "a couple of weeks" of practice.
MRI indicated #Chiefs LT Eric Fisher has ankle sprain as Andy Reid said, but source says player likely out couple weeks— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 18, 2015
It's his left ankle, according to Werder.
We are just under a month away from the Chiefs first regular season game on September 13 so if this timeline is accurate then Fisher could be back for the first game. That all depends on how things go with his recovery, of course.
Former team doctor David Chao tweets:
What's so disappointing about this is that Fisher was entering an offseason where he was healthy and expected to take a step forward. This injury will set him back, unfortunately.
What's also so disappointing is that Jeff Allen is injured, too. That's both the Chiefs starting tackles out at the moment. That's a tough blow for an o-line that already had some pressure on them to perform.
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Burkholder on Fisher’s high ankle sprain: "We don’t put out time frames because these are different. He’s literally day-to-day."— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) August 18, 2015