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Fisher ruled out, Hali questionable for Chiefs playoff game against Colts

Updated: 2014-01-03T19:47:32Z


The Kansas City Star

Chiefs right tackle Eric Fisher won’t play in Saturday’s playoff game at Indianapolis and outside linebacker Tamba Hali’s status is questionable.

The Chiefs released their final injury report Friday. Hali has a knee sprain and Fisher has a groin strain.

Hali sat out Sunday in the Chiefs’ 27-24 loss to San Diego in the regular season finale because of a knee sprain, which flared up the week before. He has not practiced this week, though he was present for warmups Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the swelling in Hali’s knee needs to go down for him to play. Reid also indicated that Hali knows the scheme and is capable of playing without the practice, provided he feels healthy enough to due so and it wouldn't cause any long-term damage.

Fisher suffered a groin sprain in the loss to the Chargers. In his place, Donald Stephenson will make his fourth start of the season at right tackle, giving the Chiefs a line of Branden Albert at left tackle, Jeff Allen at left guard, Rodney Hudson at center, Geoff Schwartz at right guard and Stephenson.

The Chiefs had two of their better rushing games of the season with this line, gaining 114 yards against San Diego in Week 12 and 159 yards against Denver in Week 13.

Colts-Chiefs sold out

The Chiefs-Colts playoff game is finally a sellout. According to the Indianapolis Star, Meijer ― a Midwest-based supermarket chain ― purchased the last 1,200 tickets after the Colts received two extensions to sell enough tickets at Lucas Oil Stadium to prevent Saturday’s 3:35 p.m. game against the Chiefs from being blacked out on Indianapolis-area television.

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