KC Chiefs: Eric Berry Is Making Progress


KC Chiefs safety Eric Berry is currently in a battle bigger than football. In November, 2014 following a game against the Oakland Raiders Berry complained about pains in his chest. The Chiefs sent Berry for tests, and the tests revealed that he had a mass in his chest.

On December 8th, 2014 Berry was officially diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and placed on the non-football illness list which ended his season early. Berry is seeing Dr. Christopher Flowers who is a Lymphoma specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dr. Flowers said of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Berry’s situation.

"“This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches. The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now.”"

The Chiefs have been very supportive of Berry and his situation since he was diagnosed. Most recently Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and general manager John Dorsey went to Atlanta to check on Berry and his progress.

The most recent word on Eric Berry is that he is doing really well. Eric Berry’s brother Evan Berry who is a defensive back for Eric’s former school the Tennessee Volunteers was interviewed by the media and gave an update on his brother.

"“He’s doing really good,” Evan Berry told reporters. “I think he has three more treatments left. To be honest, I don’t really see it affecting him. He’s a very strong person, and he’s continued to keep strong.”-Courtesy of Terez Paylor of KansasCity.com"

Eric Berry was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the KC Chiefs. Berry has had a very up and down career with the Chiefs. He was voted to the NFL Pro Bowl in his rookie season after leading the Chiefs in interceptions and trailing only Derrick Johnson in tackles on the team.

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In 2011 Berry suffered a torn ACL that ended his season early. Berry spent the entire 2011 season battling back from his injury and in 2012 he once again made a statement as one of the best safeties in the NFL being voted to the second Pro Bowl of his career. Berry made back to back Pro Bowls for the first time in his career when he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013.

The KC Chiefs are continuing to try to recover from life without Berry. They signed safety Tyvon Branch, and resigned Ron Parker this off-season to partner with Husain Abdullah.

Berry will continue to be an inspiration to everyone and as always Be Strong. Be Brave. Be Berry.

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