Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher suffers concussion

Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) on the sidelines during the second quarter of their game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs advanced to 4-0 today with an impressive performance over the New York Giants, but the Chiefs did take a little hit to their offensive line. While the win doubled their win total from a season ago, the team will now await word on their rookie right tackle.

According to reports, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Eric Fisher, was diagnosed with a “mild” concussion.

The news comes via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

As with all concussions, Fisher will need to undergo a flurry of tests before he is cleared by an independent neurologist and able to return to the field.

If the early diagnosis is a “mild” concussion — whatever that means — then the team shouldn’t worry about losing their starting right tackle for any significant time.

It’s an exciting time for the Kansas City Chiefs as their team is showing some promise under new head coach Andy Reid, so they want to keep their roster as healthy as possible so that they can prove they are a real threat in the NFL moving forward.

Topics: Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Tom Sparks

    It sure feels a lot better keeping the unbeaten streak going, rather than wondering why we are still putting our faith in Sandcassel’s hands! Alex Smith is such a breath of fresh air, along with the shut-down D & the excellent coaching job going on in Chiefs Kingdom! This team’s attitude & play is night and day from the debacle known as last season.
    I can only see the Offense getting better, as the season goes on. It always takes the O longer to gel under new direction & coaching! It’s all timing and synchronicity and it just takes time. It’s actually surprising to me how fast this team is coming together…… Definitely a sign of great coaching, managing, & leadership!
    It a great day to be a Chiefs Fan!
    Now, if we can just make some Jackass Fans eat crow & knock the crap out of Super Manning at Mile High! I kind of take issue with Jackass “rare-air” jerks who come and comment about how our new Head Coach is a Fat Ass, when we haven’t even played them yet and we KNOW what kind of GM/HC we have now! Real NFL minds that are serious about Winning!
    I’d love to see some of those Fat Mouth Bronc-Ass Fans take a big piece of humble pie and stick it where the sun ain’t shinin’!!!!
    KEEP IT UP CHIEFS! We CAN do it!!!

    • Chris Tarrants

      Well there isn’t much for me to add to that good job. Give my fingers a rest

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