Chiefs left tackle Donald Stephenson on Thursday suffered an ankle strain, which Andy Reid described as a “basketball injury,” and not a more serious high ankle sprain.
Stephenson left the Chiefs’ 31-24 loss to Denver late in the third quarter after getting his left leg rolled up by a Broncos defender. He was replaced by Eric Fisher, the projected starter at right tackle who has missed most of the first two games recovering from a high ankle sprain.
Stephenson missed only two plays. He returned after his injury and finished the game, logging 62 of the team’s 64 offensive snaps, plus four special-teams snaps.
Reid said he wasn’t sure how many more reps Fisher would see during the extended layoff before the Sept. 28 game at Green Bay.
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“We’ll see how he feels,” Reid said. “The more stable the ankle is, the more he can push off, there a chance of (more reps).”