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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