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Chiefs' Eric Berry after initial diagnosis: 'I will be back!'

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With the news that the Kansas City Chiefs say they believe Eric Berry may have lymphoma (with more tests to come), the Chiefs safety released a statement through the team.

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Here's the statement from Eric Berry on his condition:

"I am truly thankful for all of the support from family, friends, coaches, teammates and the entire Chiefs kingdom. At first I was in shock with the diagnosis on Saturday and did not even want to miss a game, but I understand that right now I have to concentrate on a new opponent.

"I have great confidence in the doctors and the plan they are going to put in place for me to win this fight. I believe that I am in God's hands and I have great peace in that.

"I know my coaches and teammates will hold things down here the rest of the season and until I am back running out of the tunnel at Arrowhead. I am so thankful and appreciative of being a part of this franchise and playing in front of the best fans in the NFL. I will be back!"

Here's a summary of what the Chiefs trainer had to say to the media on Monday.