The last time Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry practiced for the team was August 11 in St. Joseph, Missouri—78 days ago at the time of this writing.
Since then, the Chiefs have played eight regular-season games, and despite Berry missing them all, the team stands at 7-1.
When asked about Berry, the team has maintained that he is “literally day to day” with a sore heel. The only other real update we’ve received has been from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, who revealed the Chiefs safety has a Haglund’s deformity on his heel in late September.
Considering Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is the one responsible for paying out Berry’s six-year, $78 million deal, I thought it was worth asking if he had any additional insight on the mysterious situation during his mid-year check in on Monday afternoon.
“It’s no different than what you’ve heard from Andy (Reid) or Rick Burkholder,” Hunt said. “It literally is day to day. I do know that nobody’s working harder at his rehab than Eric. Eric is a young man who loves the game of football and wants to be out there on the field, and as soon as he feels that he’s ready, he’s going to be out there.”
Hunt was then asked if it is an expectation that Berry would play this season. Hunt wouldn’t say that.
“You know, I really don’t have an expectation,” he said. “That’s a decision that Eric, along with our medical staff going to have to make and I don’t want to step in front of that.”
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