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Eric Berry forced from Chiefs practice with ankle injury

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Injuries are starting to mount in the Chiefs secondary.

Three defensive backs are dealing with injuries at the moment, including safety Eric Berry. Berry had to leave Thursday morning’s practice after suffering an injury to his lower right leg during the session and was eventually carted back for further evaluation. A full diagnosis hasn’t been revealed, but coach Andy Reid said that it appears Berry has avoided a catastrophic injury.

“Berry had a sore ankle. It’s not an Achilles tear or any of that, but they’re evaluating him. They’re just seeing what it is,” Reid said, via Herbie Teope of the Associated Press.

Berry was joined on the sideline by cornerback Marcus Cooper, who left practice with a hamstring injury that Reid called “slight.” Cooper was replaced on the first team by Sean Smith, reversing a switch that took place earlier in camp.

Reid also revealed that safety Sanders Commings is having surgery on his ankle after being injured earlier in the week. The second-year player only played a few snaps during his rookie season because of a broken collarbone and he may be hard-pressed to win playing time this year as a result of this injury.

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7 Responses to “Eric Berry forced from Chiefs practice with ankle injury”
  1. RegisHawk says: Jul 31, 2014 1:42 PM

    This never would have happened if he had held out like Marshawn Lynch.

  2. longsufferingkcfan says: Jul 31, 2014 1:43 PM

    If this trend continues and considering the secondaries in the rest of the division, Peyton just might break his own records this year.

  3. redislander10 says: Jul 31, 2014 2:02 PM

    Jamaal Charles literally broke Sanders Commings’ ankle with a juke move. Not kidding at all. Just go ahead and add this to his list of career accomplishments!

  4. gumbygreen says: Jul 31, 2014 2:11 PM

    No wonder players hold out.

  5. babygaga19 says: Jul 31, 2014 2:11 PM

    High ankle sprains are worse than a break.

  6. edwinmoses says: Jul 31, 2014 2:21 PM

    so who is EB going to blame for this injury now?

  7. blogatron2000 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:18 PM

    Sanders Commings is starting to remind me of Tony Moeaki. Might just be a good player but we may never know because he can’t stay healthy.

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