(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Chiefs safety Eric Berry will miss the rest of the 2014 season after a mass was discovered in his chest.Berry underwent an MRI after the Chiefs played the Raiders last Thursday when he complained of chest discomfort. The “leading consideration” is that Berry has lymphoma. He will undergo testing with a specialist in Atlanta. Chiefs head trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry did not complain of any discomfort before the Oakland game and underwent standard testing that includes chest x-ray and blood work in June.Berry addressed the team on Monday and released this statement: “I am truly thankful for all of the support from family, friends, coaches, teammates and the entire Chiefs kingdom. At first I was in shock with the diagnosis on Saturday and did not even want to miss a game, but I understand that right now I have to concentrate on a new opponent. I have great confidence in the doctors and the plan they are going to put in place for me to win this fight. I believe that I am in God’s hands and I have great peace in that. I know my coaches and teammates will hold things down here the rest of the season and until I am back running out of the tunnel at Arrowhead. I am so thankful and appreciative of being a part of this franchise and playing in front of the best fans in the NFL. I will be back!”Berry appeared in just six games this season.”When you get into these situations you honker down and you battle for your life, is what you do,” Andy Reid said. “You have to be in a certain frame of mind. You have to have a certain support system to back you up and Eric’s got that, not only with family but also with the Chiefs.”We appreciate all that Clark (Hunt) has done for us and allowing us to support him the way we are. We know it’s going to work out for Eric, he’s a beast and right now he needs to be a beast.”
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