The Chiefs got a piece of good news before Monday’s game against Washington. Offensive tackle Eric Fisher, who had missed practice time last week because of a back injury, would play.
The offensive line, already down center Mitch Morse for the second full game, needed all the manpower it could get.
But fortune was reversed on the Chiefs’ first series. Guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif went down with a left knee injury and did not return.
Duvernay-Tardif will have an MRI on Tuesday morning. If the damage is to the medial collateral ligament, the time missed could be minimal. A torn anterior cruciate ligament would likely cost him the season.
The Chiefs were now down two opening day starters. After Morse left the Chiefs’ second game against the Eagles in the fourth quarter, Zach Fulton took over the snapping duties.
On Monday, Jordan Devey, who logged five special-teams snaps last week against the Chargers in his only action of the season, took over at right guard.
The extent of Duvernay-Tardif’s injury wasn’t known during the game, but the Chiefs announced no more than five minutes after he left the field that the fourth-year pro from Canada wouldn’t return.
It was a big blow to the Chiefs, who have had their share of injuries this season. They’ve lost one…