UPDATE: 1:24 p.m. Arrowhead Time
In a turn of events, Eric Fisher is ACTIVE against the Oakland Raiders.
UPDATE: 12:27 p.m. Arrowhead Time
Eric Fisher is on the field stretching, per Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest.
#Chiefs LT Eric Fisher working in pregame with athletic trainers Rick Burkholder and Tiffany Morton. Team lists him as questionable heading into today after suffering groin injury in practice Friday. pic.twitter.com/qi4unasPM6— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) September 15, 2019
On Friday, we learned that Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher suffered a groin injury during practice. On Sunday morning, NFL Network indsider Ian Rapoport reported it would be a “long shot” for Fisher to play in in the Week 2 game against the Oakland Raiders.
#Packers LT David Bakhtiari, who popped up on the report with a back injury, is planning to play today vs. the #Vikings, I’m told. Meanwhile, #Chiefs LT Eric Fisher, who injured his groin late in the practice week, is a long-shot to play vs. the #Raiders.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2019
“Fish hurt his groin here just a little bit here,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told the press after Friday’s practice. “They’re going to take a peek at that, see how he is doing.”
The seventh-year pro was officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
The team’s (unofficial) depth chart lists Cameron Erving as Fisher’s backup — but as we expect in the Chiefs offense under Reid, the team will have a number of options available if Fisher can’t go. Andrew Wylie could move to the outside while Erving takes over at left guard. Mitchell Schwartz could come over from his tackle position while Erving (or another player) holds down the right side. Longtime Chief Jeff Allen and newcomer Martinas Rankin could also be in the mix.
While Fisher certainly doesn’t hold Schwartz’ consecutive snap streak, it’s been a while since he didn’t start a Chiefs game at left tackle. The last time Fisher didn’t start was the final regular season game of 2017. Erving took his place in that game.