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Chiefs LT Eric Fisher expected to miss Super Bowl after Achilles tear

Chiefs LT Eric Fisher expected to miss Super Bowl after Achilles tear
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) is expected to miss Super Bowl LV after he sustained a torn Achilles during the team's win Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. File Photo by Kyle Rivas/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs most likely will be without Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher in Super Bowl LV after the offensive lineman sustained a torn Achilles in the AFC Championship game.

Fisher suffered the lower leg injury in the fourth quarter of the victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs later ruled Fisher out for the rest of the game with an "Achilles injury" designation.

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "it didn't look good" for Fisher to play in the Super Bowl when he spoke to reporters Sunday after the victory. Sources confirmed to NFL Network on Monday that Fisher sustained a torn Achilles and will miss the game.

Recovery time for an Achilles tear is six to seven months. The Chiefs already were without right tackle Mitchell Schwartz due to a back injury, which means they could head into Super Bowl LV without both of their starting tackles.

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Mike Remmers moved from right tackle to left tackle after Fisher exited Sunday's game. Andrew Wylie also moved from right tackle to right guard and Stefan Wisniewski entered the game at right guard.

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Fisher started 15 games this season for the Chiefs. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft missed eight games in 2019 due to a groin injury.

Fisher appeared in all 16 games in each season from 2014 through 2018. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman made the Pro Bowl in 2018 and 2020.

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