Chiefs LT Eric Fisher ‘day-to-day’ with high-ankle sprain

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Starting left tackle Eric Fisher is out for an undetermined time after leaving Monday’s training camp practice with an ankle injury.

The Chiefs on Tuesday revealed the severity of Fisher’s injury.

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

“It is what we call a high ankle sprain,” head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said. “We really never put out timeframes because all these are different, so he’s literally day-to-day.”

Fisher suffered the injury Monday during 9-on-7 drills when defensive end Allen Bailey landed on the third-year pro’s ankle. Fisher limped off the field to the trainer’s tent before being transported up the hill to the indoor training facility.

A good sign, however, came Tuesday as Fisher worked off to the side with trainers during the morning practice.

“He did a lot of work today as you saw down there, doing reconditioning,” Burkholder said. “That’s a positive that he’s up on his feet. He’s worked with our group over the last two years, so he’s comfortable. We’re comfortable with him and we think he’s going to do very, very well with this left high-ankle sprain.”

Burkholder also spent time providing updates on other injured Chiefs players.

Rookie inside linebacker Justin March is scheduled to undergo surgery in Kansas City, Mo., to repair torn meniscus in the right knee, according to Burkholder.

March suffered the injury in the preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Chiefs athletic trainer said running back Charcandrick West was not present on the practice field with an illness, while safety Sanders Commings has inflammation in the left knee. Commings did not practice and worked with trainers off to the side.

Meanwhile, defensive end Mike Catapano (groin) and rookie linebacker D.J. Alexander (ankle) returned to the practice field Tuesday after previously missing time.

Right tackle Jeff Allen (knee), wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (calf), quarterback Tyler Bray (knee), offensive lineman Garrett Frye (knee), tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) and linebacker Josh Mauga (heel) did not practice and worked with trainers off to the side.

Defensive tackle Dontari Poe (back) and wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hip) were not on the practice field.


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