Eric Berry Update: Chiefs Safety Completes Cancer Treatment, Awaits Prognosis
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid provided the media with an eagerly anticipated Eric Berry update after the team’s first official practice on Tuesday. Five and a half months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, Berry has completed his treatment.
This does not mean the Chiefs All-Pro safety is out of the woods. He still has to sit down with the doctor to assess how well the treatment worked, and it may be that another round is needed. However, so far, thinks are looking good.
“Everything up to this point has been very positive from the doctor and from Eric,” Reid said. “So I think we’re headed in the right direction.”
This echos previous sentiments shared by Berry’s brother, Evan Berry. He said back in April that Eric’s treatment was going well, and that it didn’t even seem to be affecting him.
Berry, 26, only played six games for the Chiefs in 2014. He experienced chest pains following the game against Oakland on November 20. Two weeks later, on December 8, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphona, a cancer of the white blood cells.
Here’s hoping for continued progress along the road to recovery.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]