The Chiefs will be in for a major challenge come Super Bowl Sunday.
With Kansas City starting left tackle Eric Fisher going down with an Achilles injury in the closing stages of the AFC championship game vs. the Bills, the Chiefs will look elsewhere to shore up the offensive line come Super Bowl 55.
“It doesn’t look too good,” head coach Andy Reid said after the win, with concerns that Fisher tore his Achilles. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, those fears were confirmed, with the left tackle rupturing his Achilles in the game.
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
Kansas City is going to have its hands full with a Buccaneers offense firing on all cylinders and coming off a five-sack performance vs. the Packers in the NFC championship game.
Here’s what you need to know about Fisher’s injury:
Is Eric Fisher playing in the Super Bowl?
After an Achilles injury took Fisher out of the AFC championship game, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Fisher will not play in the Super Bowl.
No official word has come from the Chiefs regarding Fisher’s injury.
Fisher, who has turned into a cornerstone of the Chiefs’ offense line, was a member of Kansas City’s Super Bowl-winning team last year. He was selected No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mike Remmers, who was filling in at right tackle for injured starter Mitchell Schwartz, slid to left tackle in relief of the injured Fisher. Remmers is expected to make the start at left tackle in Super Bowl 55, with Andrew Wylie playing right tackle.
Depending on the severity of Fisher’s Achilles injury, he could be sidelined for the start of the 2021 NFL season, as Achilles injuries typically take four-to-six months to heal.