Berry (Achilles) is expected to be out for six months, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
As disheartening as this is for Berry, the injury doesn't appear to be career threatening. There's a good chance he'll make a full recovery by or even before the six-month expected recovery date. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder was quick to note that this is a ballpark estimate and things can change depending on his progress. While he's out, Daniel Sorenson is the likely replacement.
Berry (Achilles) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Berry ruptured his Achilles tendon in Thursday's season opening win over the Patriots. The veteran is one of the most valuable defensive backs in the league from his team's perspective due to both coverage and playmaking skills. The Chiefs will now turn to Daniel Sorensen for a strong safety presence, while Berry recovers and looks forward to the 2018 season.
Berry has been diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
As initially feared, Berry will miss the entire season after playing a major role in Thursday's season-opening win over New England. While not quite elite as an IDP, he's one of the most valuable defensive backs in the league from his team's perspective, thanks to his excellent work in coverage and playmaking skills. With Berry out for the season and set to be replaced by Daniel Sorensen, opposing quarterbacks should have a much easier time against the Chiefs, though a stout pass rush will help smooth the transition.
Berry is dealing with a "potential tear" to his Achilles according to coach Andy Reid, Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star reports.
Assuming further medical tests support Reid's suspicion of a tear, Berry will most likely miss the remainder of the season. In his prolonged absence, Daniel Sorensen is in line to step into a much larger than expected role throughout the 2017 season.
Berry will not return to Thursday's game against the Patriots after being carted off the field late in the fourth quarter with an Achilles injury.
While no word has been given officially by the team, it's easy to think that Berry sustained a significant injury based on his reaction after going down. He managed to register seven total tackles before exiting the game.
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