The Kansas City Chiefs had a big scare on Thursday morning at training camp when All-Pro safety Eric Berry, 25, had to be carted off the field with lower-body injury.
After a couple hours passed and tests were performed on the former No. 5 overall pick out of Tennessee, Chiefs fans can take a deep breath and relax knowing the move was just precautionary and the Chiefs were just being cautious with their stud safety.
Chiefs S Eric Berry has an ankle injury that is not considered serious. “Eric will be fine,” text said. “Just being precautionary.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2014
A few teams have already been hit hard with the injury buy, including the Indianapolis Colts who have lost two players to season-ending injuries before even playing their first preseason game as training camp can be a scary time with teams hoping to get out healthy.
Thankfully for Berry and the Chiefs fan base, they have dodged a bullet here and Berry will be fine. How long until we see him back on the practice field remains to be seen, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him off the practice field as the Chiefs continue to play it safe with one of their most valuable defenders.
Berry has been selected to the Pro Bowl every year in his career, except for the 2011 season when he tore his ACL in the season opener and made his first All-Pro team last year.
He had 82 tackles, three interceptions (two returned for scores), 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries last season.