ESPNPro Bowl safety Eric Berry suffered what the Kansas City Chiefs called a potentially torn Achilles tendon in Thursday night’s 42-27 win over the New England Patriots. “I don’t think it’s positive [news],” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “We’ll see what the MRI shows.” Berry was carted off with 4:56 remaining in the game. He logged seven tackles, including four solo and one for a loss, before leaving with the injury. Berry, 28, is playing in the first season of a six-year deal that reportedly included $40 million guaranteed and a $20 million signing bonus.
The Kansas City Chiefs spoiled the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots season opener, as the Chiefs beat the Pats 42-27 in Foxborough, but the win came with a heavy cost. The Chiefs lost All Pro safety Eric Berry to a torn Achilles, which is a season ending and career threatening injury, Berry is a player who the Chiefs just have $40 million guaranteed. Berry is an inspirational locker room leader, as well as the Chiefs best defensive player on the field, with all due respect to Marcus Perry and Justin Houston. The Chiefs are going to miss Berry for the remainder of the 2017 season, and Berry faces a long road to recovery, but he has come back from worse and if anyone can return to 100% health after suffering a torn Achilles it’s Eric Berry.