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

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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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