Kansas City Chiefs starting safety Eric Berry missed training camp practice on Sunday afternoon due to a sore heel. If that news triggers a bad form of déjà vu, it should.
Last year, Berry missed time during camp with the same issue. Berry would go on to rupture his Achilles during the Week 1 injury against the New England Patriots.
“As you guys know,” Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder told the media at the time after the injury. “Eric Berry ruptured his left Achilles yendon Thursday night in the ballgame against New England. Many assume it’s the same Achilles tendon that he was struggling with in training camp, but it is not. He missed some time in training camp with his right Achilles tendon, so it’s the opposite side.”
The Chiefs have yet to reveal which heel of Berry’s is sore, but it will be something to monitor moving forward.
With Berry and Daniel Sorensen out, Eric Murray and rookie Armani Watts worked with the first team at safety.
The following players were held out of Chiefs camp Sunday morning:
- S Eric Berry (sore heel)
- CB Makinton Dorleant (hamstring)
- S Leon McQuay (hamstring issue since 8/6)
- OL Jimmy Murray (sore knee since 8/9)
- OL Alex Officer (knee)
- CB Keith Reaser (quad strain suffered on 7/29)
- S Dan Sorensen (knee issue since 8/7)
Returned to practice
- LB Dee Ford (sick)
Left practice early
- OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (head)
- RB Damien Williams (shoulder)
- DL Xavier Williams (stinger)