Chiefs LT Fisher practices for first time since Week 2


Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher practiced in full on Thursday for the first time since having sports hernia surgery following Week 2.

Fisher was initially given a 4- to 6-week timetable for a return. He returned for two limited practices leading up to Week 8 but then went back to missing practice until this week.

Fisher, 28, was a Pro Bowler in 2018 and had played in 87 consecutive games prior to leaving Week 2’s win at Oakland after just four snaps.

In 16 starts in 2018, he allowed 4.5 sacks and committed five penalties. Replacement Cameron Erving — who has started the last eight games at left tackle — has allowed 4.5 sacks and committed four penalties this season.

The Chiefs’ offensive line could potentially be whole again for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City.

In addition to Fisher, right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) returned to a full practice after missing Weeks 9 and 10.

Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz (knee) was limited Thursday. He left Sunday’s game in Tennessee — halting a streak of 7,894 snaps, the longest active streak in the NFL at the time — but later returned to finish it.

The Chiefs lost backup Martinas Rankin, who has started five games as a fill-in this year, for the year due to a knee injury on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Chargers have less positive news regarding injuries up front. Left tackle Russell Okung, who exited Week 10’s loss in Oakland on Nov. 7 with a groin injury, sat out Thursday’s practice. Sam Tevi also sat out with a knee injury, which kept him out of Week 10.

Los Angeles allowed five sacks and 10 hits of quarterback Philip Rivers in the loss to the Raiders.