Chiefs injuries: Damien Williams, Eric Fisher ruled out vs. Ravens
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have already ruled out three key offensive players for Sunday’s game against the visiting Baltimore Ravens.
The Kansas City Chiefs knew that they would likely be without star wide receiver Tyreek Hill as they prepared to host the Baltimore Ravens in an early season showdown between division leaders. Now they know for sure that not only will Hill miss his second straight game but that left tackle Eric Fisher and running back Damien Williams will also sit on Sunday afternoon.
The Chiefs made it official on Friday that all three players—key offensive pieces—will miss the Chiefs game against the Ravens. While the team’s high-powered offense is made to withstand a loss here and there, the reality is that the Ravens represent the team’s toughest test so far.
While the Ravens have faced questionable competition so far in 2019, no one in Kansas City will forget how well the Ravens fought against the Chiefs late in December in a game that required serious heroics from quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill just to win at home. Now the Ravens are back with an improved Lamar Jackson under center and the confidence from having obliterated their first two opponents.
The Chiefs are expected to insert Cam Erving into the left tackle role for as long as Fisher is out, which could be another few weeks as he deals with a groin injury that required core muscle surgery.
As for Williams, he missed practice all week long and the Chiefs might be hurting elsewhere in the backfield, depending on how LeSean McCoy holds up into the weekend. McCoy has been limited in practice this week already, so the Chiefs might decide to let both players rest for the sake of their long-term health. If so, rookie back Darwin Thompson will get a clear chance to make his presence felt like he did in the preseason.