Kansas City Chiefs starting left tackle Eric Fisher has torn his Achilles, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Chiefs offensive lineman left the AFC title game against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter.
As #Chiefs coach Andy Reid insinuated, LT Eric Fisher tore his Achilles last night and faces a long road of recovery, source said. KC heads to another Super Bowl, but it will do so without its standout O-lineman.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2021
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that the injury “didn’t look good” during his post-game press availability with the media. Rapoport’s report confirms that. Fisher will not be available for Kansas City in two weeks as they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.
Eric Fisher is 26-1 over the last two seasons. He's not a guy the Chiefs can easily afford to lose.— Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) January 25, 2021
Fisher, 30, has started 113 regular-season and 11 postseason games for the Chiefs since being drafted first overall in 2013. When Fisher left the game against the Bills, Mike Remmers slid from right tackle to left tackle, Andrew Wylie kicked out to right tackle and Stefen Wisniewski entered the game at right guard. Nick Allegretti remained at left guard and center Austin Reiter stayed at center.
The Chiefs have had terrible luck along the offensive line in 2020, as Lucas Niang and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif opted out ahead of the season, then they lost left guard Kelechi Osemele and right tackle Mitch Schwartz due to injuries.
The Chiefs have two weeks to work through their plans along the line for the Super Bowl. Fisher begins rehab as he enters the final year of his current contract with the Chiefs.