Eric Berry Likely To Need Offseason Surgery

Though he is slated to return to the field for today’s AFC Championship matchup with the Patriots, Chiefs safety Eric Berry is likely headed for offseason surgery on his heel, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweets

Sidelined by the injury for the majority of the season, the three-time First Team All-Pro selection has been limited to just two games this season and hasn’t played since a Week 16 tilt vs. the Seahawks. He will give it a go today, however, hoping to fight through the pain to deliver Kansas City to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1969 season.

Earlier in the season, Berry was diagnosed with a Haglund’s deformity in the achilles. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo gave a synopsis of the issue in late September:

“He’s got what’s called a Haglund’s deformity in that Achilles,” Garafolo said. “That’s a bone spur that basically digs into the Achilles. Shaun O’ Hara, our colleague at NFL Network, he had it. I spoke to him this week. He said it is extremely painful. He actually used a more colorful word that I won’t use here.”

Should he undergo the surgery, a timetable for his recovery will be available at a later date.

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12 comments on “Eric Berry Likely To Need Offseason Surgery

  1. lucienbel

    For anyone who’s ever done anything to their achilles (or even those that haven’t). That description makes you cringe. That’s one Hell of an injury/deformity.

  2. dust44

    I had 3 bone spurs removed from my left foot/ankle. Prior 2 it was the worst pain I’ve ever had. Also tore a tendon and ligament in my ankle left and ruptured a ligament in my right. I’d take either of those over the bone spurs any day.

    • Bone spurs seriously affects what footwear one can wear, what workouts one can do. When I say affects, I mean measuring in years. Surgery often makes a bad situation worse (less than 70% success ratio). If this is what Eric Berry is facing, he’s either going to be playing on local anaesthetic making it worse or he’ll have to retire. Every day one overworks the area, the injury gets worse and more painful.

  3. jonesadoug

    he needs to do something. if he can’t start next season he needs to retire

  4. marco

    Get rid of him,he is useless at safety anymore and now seems to be hurt all the time.He did nothing in yesterday playoff game,nothing except get in the way of the others who wanted to win

  5. crosseyedlemon

    The Bears use to pick up all kinds of Bronco rejects when they had Fox as the coach. Hope they avoid a repeat of that with the Chiefs but with Nagy as coach it could happen.

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