The Kansas City Chiefs will open up their 2014 preseason schedule this Thursday when they host the Cincinnati Bengals. But when they take the field, it looks as if they will be without one of their top defensive stars, Eric Berry.
After practice on Saturday, head coach Andy Reid was asked about Berry’s status for this Thursday against the Bengals, and it seems that all signs are pointing toward him sitting out the game after not practicing the past few days.
Reid said the #Chiefs are being careful with Berry, who did not practice. He’s not sure he will play in Thursday’s exhibition.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) August 2, 2014
It doesn’t seem as if there’s anything to be particularly worried about here, as it’s more or less a precautionary measure by Reid and the Chiefs to keep one of their top defensive pieces as healthy as possible for this season. There really is no need to put Berry at further risk in a game that doesn’t ultimately matter.
Berry has been away from the practice field for the past few days as he recovers from a heel injury that he suffered last week whiel doing work. At first, there were some that were nervous it could be a high ankle sprain, so the nagging heel was welcome news, to say the least.