As promised, Kansas City Chiefs head athletic trainer (VP of sports medicine and performance) Rick Burkholder provided an injury update regarding starting safety Eric Berry’s sore heel on Wednesday morning.
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The news was not optimal.
“I know there has been a lot of questions about Eric Berry,” Burkholder said. “I know coach (Andy Reid) has said that it’s day to day. It is literally day to day. He won’t practice [Wednesday], but he’s spent a lot of time with us. He’s improving, he’s getting better every day and so we’ll continue with that process.”
Berry has not practiced since August 11.
The other major player of note was S Daniel Sorensen, who injured his knee in the preseason and is thus expected to miss regular-season time.
Sorensen is currently on the Chiefs’ injured reserve list.
“It was four weeks ago [Wednesday] that he had the surgery,” Burkholder said of Sorensen. “He’s been with us constantly doing pool work. Every day, he’s in. He’s going to meetings, all that. We won’t know anything for two more weeks before we study that, but he’s where he’s supposed to be right now. He’s working hard, so in a couple weeks, we’ll give you an update on that.”
Finally, Burkholder updated the media on wide receiver Byron Pringle (hamstring).
“[Pringle] pulled his left hamstring,” Burkholder said. “When we did an MRI, we found that he had a left inguinal hernia, and that hernia needed immediate attention, so he had surgery [Tuesday] at the Kansas University Medical Center by Dr. John Alley, and so he’s got an extended recovery ahead of him for the hernia, and in the meantime the hamstring will also get attention, but the hamstring will clear up quicker than the hernia will, so he’s going to miss some time.”