Eric Fisher Injury Update: Chiefs’ OT Didn’t Get Hit In The Head, Per Andy Reid

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Chiefs’ rookie offensive tackle Eric Fisher had to leave the win over the New York Giants with an apparent mild concussion.

Concussions are no small deal, especially in the NFL today, so watching the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft leave the game with one certainly wasn’t a good sight for Chiefs Kingdom.

With that being said, the silver lining here is that it was only a mild concussion, and head coach Andy Reid seems to think everything will be okay for the young offensive tackle. In his opinion, Fisher didn’t take a hit directly to the head, which is good. Here’s what he had to say via his Monday press conference, courtesy of KCChiefs.com:

 “I think when you look at it, he really hit more of the shoulder area than the head, which I think is a positive. That’s why when I said, I mean I’m not a doctor, I don’t evaluate these things, but he didn’t take that direct blow, that big blow to the head, which I think is a good thing for him. That’s the most important thing. When you start dealing with those, you’re not talking about the team here; the kid is a person and not only now, but down the road. I think that that will end up being a plus for him as he’s going forward. That’s all I can tell you there; then, it’s up to the doctors from there.”

As Reid said, it’s worth nothing that he’s not a doctor, so don’t take this as a solid injury report on the Chiefs’ rookie offensive tackle. This will come down to Fisher passing concussion tests and being cleared by an independent doctor, so #72 isn’t out of the woods just yet.

The good news is, his coach seems rather optimistic, and Reid’s been around the game long enough to at least get a feel for the severity of injuries.

Hopefully we’ll see Fisher out on the field sooner rather than later.

Topics: Andy Reid, Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Calchiefsfan

    Hopefully Fisher will be fine. This could be a good thing for Fisher and the Chiefs. Fisher can get some much needed time off to regroup, digest what he has learned and come back stronger while Stephenson gets some reps filling in for him. Honestly, with the way Fish was playing we shouldn’t lose a lot in performance at RT. That’s not meant to be a knock on Fisher, I am of the belief that he will develop into a top tackle in the NFL. But it’s no secret he has struggled so far, which was to be expected coming from Central Michigan and swtching to the right side.

    • berttheclock

      I made a point of watching him on offense and Poe on defense. I thought Fisher was having a decent game. But, for those who keep giving credit to Stephenson, remember, just after the Giant’s turnover put the Chiefs in excellent field position, Stephenson was called for clipping which set the Chiefs back 15 yards.

      • Calchiefsfan

        I watched that play again yesterday. Stephenson is not superior to Fisher, imho, especially in the long term. I just thought that in a person’s development it’s sometimes good to step back for a short while. It seems like when you can do that you come back at a higher level. I’m hoping it works that way for Fish.

  • berttheclock

    One of the concerns involving Fisher is how quickly he will be return. The Titans in their first four games have been averaging around 45 per cent in rushing 5 players.

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