Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told the media that starting left tackle Eric Fisher was hurt during the team’s Friday practice.
“Fish hurt his groin here just a little bit here,” he said. “They’re going to take a peek at that, see how he is doing.”
Reid had no additional information when the media followed up.
“I’m just going to see how it checks out,” Reid added. “We took him out when he hurt it.”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sprained his ankle when he took a hit in the team’s Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The offensive line allowed three quarterback hits throughout the game.
“You don’t want him to get hit at all,” Reid said earlier this week. “That’s the objective. In some cases, we have to just do better. I have to do a better job putting the guys in the right position. When there, they have to make sure that they pick them up. That’s how it goes. We try to keep him clean the whole game.”
If Fisher can’t go, the Chiefs have a number of options—Cam Erving might be plugged in at left tackle, or Andrew Wylie could slide over with Erving inserted at guard. Mitch Schwartz could move from right tackle to left tackle, and someone else could play right tackle. Jeff Allen and Martinas Rankin could also serve as potential replacements.
Erving was the last player other than Fisher to start for the Chiefs at left tackle — in the team’s 2017 Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos, Mahomes’ first start as a Chief.
Fisher is officially listed as questionable to play in the game.