Chiefs starting safety Eric Berry has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017 NFL season after suffering a ruptured Achilles during Kansas City’s Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. Andy Reid confirmed as much during a press conference on Friday.
This is really just awful news. Obviously no one wants to see anyone get hurt like this, but with Berry it’s especially tough. The 28-year-old safety was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma back in 2014 and fought through cancer to return to the field in 2015.
Here’s how our friends over at Arrowhead Pride are reacting to the news.
Remember when Berry left that 2014 game against the Raiders? It was completely deflating and that was the only year they missed the playoffs. This is big. The Chiefs have some horses back there to compete but they’ll also be looking out on the street for other options.
This is a weird day. You’re so excited after such a massive win over New England but you’re also nervous as hell because you know what Berry means to this team.
This news is relevant to the Eagles since Philadelphia is set to play the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday, September 17 at 1:00 PM ET. Week 2 figures to be a really tough matchup for the Birds, even with Berry out.