Chiefs safety Berry suffers Achilles injury


The Kansas City Chiefs had a triumphant 42-27 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday night.

Of course, the worry is an Achilles tendon rupture given that the Chiefs doctor was clearly examining Berry's left Achilles and Berry was carted off and immediately ruled out from returning.

Berry hasn't missed a game since 2014, when he was diagnosed with cancer. He has made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons and has also been named a first-team All-Pro. Star safety Eric Berry was carted off the field with an Achilles injury that will end his 2017 season.

With Berry's injury not looking good for his long-term prospects, the Chiefs may have to go at it without their safety next week when they host the Philadelphia Eagles in their home opener.

Chiefs' Eric Berry Suffers Season-Ending Achilles Injury

If Berry is knocked from the lineup, that likely moves Sorensen into the starting lineup and creates more playing opportunities for Eric Murray.

Berry is second on the Chiefs all-time defensive touchdown list with five pick-sixes.

Whatever the diagnosis is for Eric Berry, we wish a speedy recovery to a great player. The Chiefs appear anxious that he tore his Achilles tendon. That has been the case since Berry returned to the Chiefs in 2015 after his successful battle with Hodgkin lymphoma. Berry was Pro Football Focus' top-performing safety in Thursday's game, earning an 86.5 grade - an 86.0 in coverage and 81.5 against the run - on his 70 snaps played. As one of the leaders of the Chiefs' defense, he'll certainly be missed.

Support is already coming out for Berry from around the league.