The Kansas City Chiefs officially ruled out right tackle Eric Fisher for Saturday’s AFC Wild Card matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, but left the door open for linebacker Tamba Hali to return to the field.
Fisher injured his groin on Tuesday and was unable to practice the rest of the week. Taking his place will be Donald Stephenson, who had been filling in for Branden Albert on the left side. With Albert set to return from a knee injury, Stephenson swings back to the right side and could turn out to be a better option considering he brings more experience to the table.
Hali was unable to practice this week for the Chiefs, but he was listed as questionable, which is technically a 50/50 chance of playing. However, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported on Friday that Hali not only planned to play, but at a high level.
In his eight years in the league, Hali has missed just three games due to injury. It should be considered a major upset if he doesn’t give it a go against the Colts.
Once you get past those two injuries, the Chiefs will enter Saturday’s game with perfect health. Only five other players are listed on the injury report and all are probable, including wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and linebacker Justin Houston.