The Kansas City Chiefs will be without star safety Eric Berry for the rest of the 2017 season, the team announced on Friday. Berry sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during the team’s 42-27 victory over the New England Patriots. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed the injury during his press conference Friday.
Berry was the Chiefs’ first-round (5th overall) pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has 437 career tackles with 5.5 sacks, 14 interceptions with five touchdowns, 51 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He has been selected to five Pro Bowls and is a three-time First-Team All-Pro selection. He was also the league’s 2015 Comeback Player of the Year after fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma discovered during the 2014 season.
The Miami Dolphins will visit the Chiefs on Christmas Eve this year, a Week 16 match up.
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