Chiefs coach Andy Reid provided an update on safety Eric Berry’s medical status late last month when he said that Berry was waiting to sit down with doctors to find out how his fight against Hodgkin lymphoma stands after he completed his treatments.
Reid said that all the word thus far has been promising and that the feeling is that Berry is “heading in the right direction.” Reid followed up this week to say that Berry had yet to have that follow-up meeting, but one of his teammates shared a non-medical opinion about the safety.
Tight end Travis Kelce helped out at a football camp Berry held recently and said, via the Kansas City Star, that his teammate looked “really good, trust me” while working at his football camp recently. Kelce said he didn’t see Berry taking part in any physical activity during the camp, but that the safety was completely engaged in the operation.
There won’t be any update on Berry’s football future until he meets with the doctors to plot out next steps, but the words from Reid and Kelce are certainly promising about his overall condition. Hopefully that means Berry can get back on the field at some point this year and resume what’s been an excellent career to this point.