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Chiefs’ LT Fisher out for the Super Bowl with a torn Achilles

by Mike Spector | Chiefs Correspondent |
Tue, Jan 26th 1:26pm EST

Per Adam Teicher’s article on ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher was ruled out for the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in last week’s AFC Championship game. (Adam Teicher)

Betting Impact:

Despite Fisher’s news, the line has not moved off of Chiefs -3, per BettingPros consensus odds. Oddsmakers likely were aware of the severity of Fisher’s injury when making the line, and thus knew there was a strong possibility he would miss the game. Chiefs backers now have something to think about before placing their wagers, as Kansas City is now without three starting offensive linemen in the Super Bowl. In addition to Fisher’s injury, the Chiefs have been without starting right tackle Mitchell Schwartz since Week 6, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif opted out of the season before it even started. That could be problematic when facing a Buccaneers defense that tied for fourth in the league in the regular-season with 48 sacks, and who had five sacks in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers.

Categories: Injuries