Chiefs Expected to be Without Another Key Player Against Raiders on Sunday

The Chiefs were already planning to be without WR Tyreek Hill against the Raiders on Sunday, but it sounds like they’ll be without another key player on offense.

According NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, left tackle Eric Fisher suffered a groin injury this week in practice and is considered a long-shot to play today in Oakland.

Like their counterparts in Oakland, Kansas City’s offensive line had a solid performance in week one, only allowing six hurries and one hit on Patrick Mahomes, according to Pro Football Focus. The Chiefs list 27 year-old Cameron Erving behind Fisher on their depth chart and Erving was the only active player on the Kansas City roster to not play a snap in week one.

Erving is a former first-round pick by the Browns (2015) who went belly up in Cleveland before being traded to Kansas City in 2017. Erving started for the Chiefs at guard in 2018 but has been relegated to a versatile backup role in 2019. In other words, his career at this point is trending in the wrong direction.

As other injuries are concerned, the Raiders managed to make it through a physical week that saw Gareon Conley suffer what looked to be a significant neck injury. Conley’s injury wasn’t serious and he is expected to be at full strength on Sunday. Rookie safety Johnathan Abram wasn’t as fortunate, however, and was lost for the season to a shoulder injury. Vontaze Burfict also seemed to favor his shoulder on Monday night, but didn’t show up on the Raiders final injury report this week.

For what it’s worth, the Raiders are by most sports books considered the fourth-heaviest underdog (+7.0) slated to play on Sunday.

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