Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin (58) during the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Fisher Has A Concussion


Eric Fisher left midway through yesterday’s game with a mild concussion, according to Pro Football Talk.

The concussion has been classified as “mild” but that is severe enough to place him under the umbrella of NFL rules regarding concussions. Fisher will now need to pass tests administrated by an independent doctor before he will be allowed to practice or play in a game.

Donald Stephenson replaced him in the lineup.

 

Given that the concussion is considered mild, one would hope Fisher should be back out on the field sooner rather than later. For now, his status is unknown. Offensive lineman Jeff Allen and tight ends Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce missed Sunday’s game against the Giants.

After being selected with the number one overall pick in last April’s draft, Fisher has been off to a disappointing start. He has struggled with the transition from left to right tackle as well as adapting to the power of NFL pass rushers. Part of his slow transition to the NFL has been injury related. Including the concussion, Fisher has had injuries to his hand and shoulder.

 

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  • PunjabiPete

    Your last paragraph is something I take issue with. It’s tough to go from Right tackle to left and vice versa. It’s not as simple as “You know everything you did? Just reverse it”, so I feel like saying he is struggling or is off to a disappointing start is a little harsh on him. Linemen take longer to get into the swing of things. I think he will turn out alright.

    • superman_25_58

      I agree just asked Staley! Staley wasn’t a stud his first year but is now one of the best OL in the NFL IMO. He was named the starting right tackle over Kwame Harris on August 28, 2007. He finished the season with all 16 starts and allowed 8 sacks. In the 2008 NFL season, Staley was moved to left tackle starting every game while allowing 8.5 sacks. On December 27, 2011 Staley was named to the 2012 Pro Bowl and will start at left tackle for the NFC. Staley started every game for the 49ers this season as they rushed for over 2,044 yards. On December 26, 2012 Staley was named to the 2013 Pro Bowl. So it took Staley 3-4 years to come into his dominant self in the NFL. I’m not worried about Fisher at all bc switching sides after being on the left side most his life will take time, but he will get better.