By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The way the Kansas City Chiefs are talking, they lost their All-Pro safety Eric Berry for the rest of the season. He was injured on Thursday night against the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football on NBC.
He left the game in the fourth quarter in what the Chiefs are fearing is a torn Achilles tendon. He will undergo an MRI on Friday.
“I don’t think that it’s positive here,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said after the game. “But who knows? We will see what the MRI shows.”
This is the second-time in his career that he has had a season-ended following the first game in the season. Berry also tore his ACL following the first game of the 2011 season.
The 28-year-old is in his first-year of a six-year deal with the Chiefs, which he signed in the off-season.
Prior to his injury, Berry and the Chiefs defense helped stop Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski to just two catches for 33 yards. Following the game, Berry was seen in a soft, full-length cast, according to eyewitnesses.
“I’m on a bit of a low right now because of my guy E.B. is down,” Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said. “I love him to death. Here’s our fearless leader, and to see him go down in the first game breaks your heart.”
When Berry has played 15 or more games in a season, which has happened five-times in his career, he has been a Pro Bowl player. During the 2014 season, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy to beat the disease to return in time for the 2015 season.
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