Chiefs news: Team fears Eric Berry has torn Achilles tendon
The Kansas City Chiefs had a triumphant 42-27 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday night. However, the Chiefs suffered a huge casualty, losing pro bowl safety Eric Berry to an Achilles injury.
According to ESPN staff writer Adam Tiecher, Berry was carted off the field with 4:56 remaining in the game. The fear among the Chiefs organization is that Berry has a torn Achilles. But, as of now, nothing is definitive and we will know more once the results of MRI come back, on Friday.
During a post game interview, head coach Andy Reid had this to say:
“I don’t think it’s positive [news], “We’ll see what the MRI shows.”
What makes things more disconcerting is that it was a non-contact injury. Berry injured his leg when he was covering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Non-contact injuries tend to be more destructive than if he got hit.
This would be a huge blow to the Chiefs, as Berry is a key cog in their defense. If he is lost for the year, it could spell trouble for the defense. He played a vital role in a 4th down stop in last night’s game.
Not to mention, Berry is in the first year of his six-year, $78 million dollar contract that has $40 million in guaranteed money, including a $20 million signing bonus.