Eric Berry Injury: Updates on Chiefs Star's Status and Return

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2014

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Updates from Thursday, Sept. 4

Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star talked to Eric Berry about his status for Kansas City's opener vs. Tennessee:


Updates from Monday, Aug. 25

BJ Kissel of provided an update on Eric Berry:


Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 19

Adam Teicher of ESPN reported on Eric Berry's status:

Herbie Teope of also had more on Berry:

Starting strong safety Eric Berry (heel) won’t participate in the afternoon session, but “is getting better,” according to Crews. Berry missed the final two days of training camp and did not travel with the team for the Sunday night’s preseason game.


Updates from Thursday, Aug. 14

BJ Kissel of provides Eric Berry's status for today's practice and a synopsis from Chiefs head coach Andy Reid discussing the star's recovery:


Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 12

Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star reported on Eric Berry's heel injury:


Updates from Sunday, Aug. 3

Herbie Teope of The Associated Press reported on Eric Berry after practice:


Updates from Friday, Aug. 1

Herbie Teope of The Associated Press has the latest on Berry:


Original Text

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry injured his lower right leg Thursday during training camp, according to Herbie Teope of The Associated Press:

Teope noted after practice that the injury wasn't serious at initial evaluation:

ESPN's Adam Schefter also reported that the injury wasn't serious:

Doug Stewart of 810 WHB tweeted a photo of Berry being carted away from the field:

This is not the first injury Berry has suffered this offseason, either. Per a report from Adam Teicher of, the safety dislocated his finger last Saturday:

With the fifth-year player off the field, Randy Covitz of The Kansas City Star is reporting that Jerron McMillian has taken over his first-string responsibilities:

Berry is coming off a season in which he amassed 74 combined tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble. As much as the 25-year-old has added on the field, he is also one of the leaders in the locker room.

Rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines spoke highly of Berry’s impact on the team last Sunday, according to Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star:

I would definitely say EB (Eric Berry). I love watching him because not only is he just a really good athlete, he really understands the game, and that’s what makes him excel so much. If you combine those two – being a really good athlete and knowing the game, then that’s when you get the best player.

Kansas City went 11-5 last season and expects more of the same this season. Berry is one of the biggest reasons the defense found success in 2013. Without him, the team would struggle to replace his production against the pass and stopping the run.


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