Eric Berry’s torn Achilles confirmed

AP

The Chiefs weren’t expecting good news about safety Eric Berry last night, and they didn’t get it today.

According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed the star safety suffered a torn Achilles last night, and will miss the rest of the season.

It’s a difficult blow for the Chiefs defense, but mostly for Berry himself.

After coming back from cancer, he had re-established himself as the heart of the Chiefs defense, and they rewarded him this offseason with a six-year, $78 million contract, which made him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

50 responses to “Eric Berry’s torn Achilles confirmed

  1. He has been through so much in his life, but everything was looking up for him. Best Safety in the NFL, just got paid and a non contact injury ends his season…SMDH! Feel for you EB. Wish you a speedy and full recovery.

  2. That is a big blow to the Chiefs defense. He is not only a great safety, maybe the best, but he is a great leader and great character guy. Tough loss for not just the Chiefs, but the league as a whole.

  3. Sad news. Barry was having a heck of a game locking down Gronk for a great portion of that game and making a critical 4th down stop deep in kc territory. He’ll be missed for sure but with Houston back to his former self(and boy does he look like the best defensive player in the league right now), I’m sure chiefs will be ok.

  4. tjacks7 says:
    September 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    Ouch, tough break for Berry and the Chiefs. Future Pats opponents should consider resting starters against this lost, aging team.

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    what does that even mean?

  5. This Bronco fan hates to see any injuries, but especially in the division. I want to play their best players so whoever wins has really accomplished something,

    Sorry Chief’s fans. You lost a good one there.

  6. The NFL ought to look into what causes these achilles and acl injuries to be more prevalent in the beginning of the year. Could it be the lack of work in preseason? heat related? Everyone seems to cry about guys risking injury by playing in preseason. I bet there are more of these injuries in Aug thru week 2 then weeks 3-17.

  7. Big loss for the chiefs, but if anyone can come back from this it’s him.

    Sorensen will likely step in now and replace him. He’s actually pretty effective and a decent fill in. Obviously no Berry, but if he can play even average at the position, the rest of the defense is good enough to keep them in the hunt.

  8. You can pretty much blame the players collective bargaining agreement.
    These players have so few opportunities to really get the necessary work in to prevent these types of injuries.

  9. I know this injury can happen on grass. This injury and ACL injuries have become more common with field turf.

  10. Well, on the bright side, they didn’t need him to embarrass the “best team in the league”…. but that really does suck for the Chiefs, he’s such a great player and leader. One of the biggest issues has got to be #39 for them, he was terrible and he was the only reason the Pat’s were even in the game to begin with!!!

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    The glow of the victory over the Patriots will last for a week. The loss of Berry will be felt for the entire season.
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  12. Broncos follower yet a big Eric Berry fan as a player and man for what he’s overcome.

    To see him train so hard and be gone after game 1, I feel for him.

    But this is nothin’ compared his past adversity. Salute you EB.

  13. logicalvoicesays says:
    September 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    Stick a fork in the Chiefs. He’s the heart of that defense.

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    Just like they were done when Berry went down with cancer? Or when Jamaal Charles went down? Or Justin Houston? Or Derrick Johnson? Or Justin Houston again?

    This team is tough as nails and play as a cohesive unit. Losing Berry sucks, but the Chiefs have shown time and again they are about more than just one player. The coaching staff is as good as it gets and is constantly churning out new young contributors. They will keep rolling, just like they have for the past 4 years.

  14. damn that is a tough injury to a great player. Hate the chiefs but really like Berry, the guy can ball.

  15. If this was an average player and given the age I would say there is low probability they could come back and be the same player. Given the fact this is Eric Berry who came back from cancer to become an all-pro that probability is a lot higher.

  16. navyvandal says:
    September 8, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    Wish you a speedy recovery. Great game against us last night.

    -pats fan

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    can you inagine if the pats dbs mauled wrs and tes all night like that too?

    i mean, those dbs were holding, armbarring and interfering all night

    once i saw they weren’t going to call it, i knew the pats were in for a long night

    that mitchell guy literally holds on every passing down

    such an undisciplined team and now they just got far worse without berry

  17. The Chiefs won the battle last night but may end up losing the war in the end with the loss of Berry. A very significant loss. We lost Gronk last year, and missed Brady for the first 4 games but ended up winning it all. Credit to Belichick and his team, can Andy Reid do the same? We are about to find out.

  18. romeisfallingagain says:

    September 8, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    And won what? The have a small window to win the Superbowl. Rolling means nothing if you don’t win a ring. Ask Romo’s Cowboys or McNabb’s Eagles teams.

  19. That is too bad. He is a top notch player and person. Wish him a quick recovery.

    Boy was it great to see them dismantle the Pats last night! And I am a Steelers fan. Great Job Chiefs!!!

  20. As a Seahawks fan, I can really appreciate his talent as a defensive player. He is special, maybe the best cover strong safety in the league. He has true grit, if he can beat cancer, he can beat this. He will be back!

  21. That field was ripe for this type of injury.
    feet skidding, tire shred flying up, all night long. Players not fit for game one when they participate little in pre-season.

  22. He played a great game, sucks that he got hurt. Sucks that Edelman got hurt more, Patriots might have won.

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