Report: Chiefs safety Eric Berry out for the season with ruptured Achilles
The Kansas City Chiefs seemed to pull off the impossible during the NFL season opener on Thursday night. Alex Smith and company went into Gillette Stadium to go head-to-head against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and came out victorious in convincing fashion.
Unfortunately, the impressive win over the Patriots didn’t come without a major loss on the defensive side of the football. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Eric Berry is expected to be out for the rest of the 2017 NFL season with ruptured Achilles tendon.
#Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirms the fears: Star safety Eric Berry is done for the season with a ruptured Achilles.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 8, 2017
Berry, as per usual, was having an incredible performance containing Tom Brady and arguably the best offense in the NFL. The veteran helped keep Brady in check while putting in some work covering elite tight end, Rob Gronkowski and making some crucial stops on fourth down attempts by the Patriots.
Despite Berry’s solid effort in the season opener, he has played his last game this season with an Achilles ruptured that will take considerable time to heal.
With Berry sidelined for the rest of the 2017 campaign, Andy Reid and the Chiefs coaching staff will likely turn to Daniel Sorenson to shoulder the load at the safety position in the secondary.