IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
3 months ago

Berry (Achilles) is expected to be out for six months, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As disheartening as this is for Berry, the injury doesn't appear to be career threatening. There's a good chance he'll make a full recovery by or even before the six-month expected recovery date. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder was quick to note that this is a ballpark estimate and things can change depending on his progress. While he's out, Daniel Sorenson is the likely replacement.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
3 months ago

Berry (Achilles) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Berry ruptured his Achilles tendon in Thursday's season opening win over the Patriots. The veteran is one of the most valuable defensive backs in the league from his team's perspective due to both coverage and playmaking skills. The Chiefs will now turn to Daniel Sorensen for a strong safety presence, while Berry recovers and looks forward to the 2018 season.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
3 months ago1 Comment

Berry has been diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles' tendon, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

As initially feared, Berry will miss the rest of the season after playing a major role in Thursday's season-opening win over New England. While not quite elite as an IDP, he's one of the most valuable defensive backs in the league from his team's perspective, thanks to his excellent work in coverage and playmaking skills. With Berry out for the season and set to be replaced by Daniel Sorensen, opposing quarterbacks should have a much easier time against the Chiefs, though a stout pass rush will help smooth the transition.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
3 months ago

Berry is dealing with a "potential tear" to his Achilles according to coach Andy Reid, Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming further medical tests support Reid's suspicion of a tear, Berry will most likely miss the remainder of the season. In his prolonged absence, Daniel Sorensen is in line to step into a much larger than expected role throughout the 2017 season.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
3 months ago

Berry will not return to Thursday's game against the Patriots after being carted off the field late in the fourth quarter with an Achilles injury.

EDGE Analysis

While no word has been given officially by the team, it's easy to think that Berry sustained a significant injury based on his reaction after going down. He managed to register seven total tackles before exiting the game.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
4 months ago

Berry (heel) returned to practice Sunday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry was reportedly set to make his preseason debut Friday but ultimately was held out of the action. Sunday marked his true return to the field. While he is back, heel injuries have a tendency to linger and it would be nice to see Berry play injury-free football for several weeks before clearing the mind of all doubt.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
4 months ago

Berry (heel) will make his preseason debut against the Seahawks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Berry has been nursing a sore heel since June, so it's good to see him finally cleared for game action. The 28-year-old will probably see limited action against the Seahawks regardless, with the Chiefs likely to be cautious after making Berry the highest paid safety in the NFL this offseason.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
4 months ago

Berry (heel) returned to practice Monday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry has been dealing with a sore heel for roughly over two weeks now. Fortunately for Berry's recovery, the Chiefs seemed willing to allow him to fully recuperate before making a return to the field. Berry projects as the team's starting safety this year.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
4 months ago

Berry (heel) did not practice Monday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the injury is taking longer to fully heal than expected, the good news is that Berry still figures to be a full go for Week 1. The Chiefs seem more concerned with his health than rushing him back onto the field which is rather expected. Berry likely won't play much in the preseason anyway, so we'll just have to monitor how he holds up in practice before we can begin jumping to conclusions once the regular season nears.

IREric Berry
DB KC (10)
6 months ago

Berry missed practice Wednesday due to a sore heel, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry inked a six-year deal with the Chiefs in February, and figures to be a heavy contributor on the defense for years to come. The Chiefs have no need to push Berry while he deals with a heel issue, as they're priority is to ensure his health entering training camp. Nothing indicates the 28-year-old is looking at anything serious here, so barring any setbacks, he should be on track for a healthy start to the season.