The top pick in the draft now has a pair of injuries to work his way back from, but he thinks he could still play in Friday’s preseason game.
Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher was held out of yesterday’s practice with a left thumb injury suffered in his first professional game last Friday at New Orleans, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the No. 1 overall pick was also dealing with a shoulder issue.
“It’s a bruise in there,” Reid said of Fisher’s right shoulder, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “He didn’t complain about it during the game, he didn’t complain about it after the game. It showed up [Saturday]. He can’t quite get the motion that he needs.
“It’s not structural, it’s a muscle bruise. We’ll get it settled down, It’s day-by-day. I think he’ll be all right.”
Fisher said “I think I’ll be back very soon,” which could possibly put him back on the field for Friday’s preseason home opener against the 49ers.
Until he’s back, second-year tackle Donald Stephenson will work in his place.