Chiefs safety Eric Berry sits out practice due to pain in foot, calf
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Chiefs safety Eric Berry sits out practice due to pain in foot, calf

Eric Berry, Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry made his return to the field late this season that has him on track to be a factor in the playoffs.

However, Berry missed practice on Friday due to pain in his foot and calf that is directly correlated to the lingering sore heel injury that he has been dealing with all season long, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.

Berry had been able to play in each of the last two games where he had totaled 11 tackles over that span. Although he played on a limited basis, he proved that he can be a factor on the field despite having missed nearly the entire 2018 season due to this nagging issue.

This is a situation that the Chiefs have continued to tread lightly on given that he is just over a year removed from a torn Achilles tendon and was having lingering problems during that recovery process. Now that he is dealing with this issue once again, it could lead to the team to possibly deciding to sit him out of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders in order to have him on the field for the playoffs.

It isn’t necessarily a complete step backward, but more so a reason to further monitor this situation. Berry is a key part of the secondary and could be a pivotal factor for the playoffs if he’s able to move past this pain in his foot and calf. In the meantime, his status for Sunday’s game should be known shortly.