Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) and cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) during the second half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Eric Berry, Marcus Cooper "Forced" Out Of Practice

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As we reported earlier, Kansas City Chiefs all-pro safety, Eric Berry, left practice today with a sore ankle. While everyone, myself included, was holding their breath across the Chiefs kingdom after the news, it seems like the severity of it isn’t that bad.

Then to as if it couldn’t have gotten any worse, ten minutes later starting corner back, Marcus Cooper, was also carted off the field. Like Berry though, he was battling a nagging injury in which Andy Reid called a “slight” strain of his hamstring.


From the sounds of it, Berry has been dealing with this “sore” ankle for a few days and when he finally agitated it again, the Chiefs shut him down. The thing that gets Chiefs fans so worked up, is every time we hear there is an injury, its noted that they are “carted off” the field.

When you initially hear that, you can only imagine the worst possible thing. An ACL, Achilles, broken bone, or possibly a concussion or sever head trauma. If you haven’t been to St. Joe yet to witness a Chiefs training camp, then you don’t understand the hill that the Chiefs players must come down, and go up, each and every practice.

If a player has any kind of soreness and is required to leave, the training staff is going to “cart them off” the field and up the hill so I feel it can be a bit overblown. It’s sill unknown the extent of Berry’s injury but it sounds like he will miss some practice time, which in the grand scheme of things, isn’t so bad.

It wouldn’t be surprising either to see Berry, Marcus Cooper, and others dealing with these nagging injuries not play next week against the Cincinnati Bengals in their pre-season home opener.

If any further news breaks on Berry, or other injured players, we’ll make sure to keep you updated.

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