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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chiefs Injury Update: Eric Berry's season over

By on 11/25/2014 12:30:00 PM

Three time pro bowl safety Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs learned his season will be cut short after doctors found a mass on the right side of his chest. Berry had no symptoms prior to the Chiefs contest with the Oakland Raiders last Thursday according to Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder via Berry will see a lymphoma specialist as lymphoma is the leading consideration as the cause of the mass according to the Chiefs.

His inability to help the Chiefs as they make a playoff run over the final five weeks of the season is the least of his concerns, as it should be. Berry seemed upbeat and positive in a statement he released:

"I am truly thankful for all of the support from family, friends, coaches, teammates and the entire Chiefskingdom. At first I was in shock with the diagnosis on Saturday and did not even want to miss a game, but I understand that right now I have to concentrate on a new opponent," Berry said in a statement. "I have great confidence in the doctors and the plan they are going to put in place for me to win this fight. ... I am so thankful and appreciative of being a part of this franchise and playing in front of the best fans in the NFL. I will be back!"

Berry addressed the team on Monday and coach Andy Reid said he "felt the love and support" of him teammates. Berry, just 25 years old, has a bright future ahead and although the Chiefs are optimistic about his future, it is very early in the process. I hope for the best for Eric Berry and look forward to his return to the game that he loves. Stay strong.

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  1. Scary S h i t, and not the diagnosis I'd ever want. Hopefully they caught it in time. When you use the word "large" and "mass" in the same sentence, it doesn't always have a happy ending. The Chiefs have lost 3 players to tragedies. I don't need to read about a 4th. Best wishes.