We were already rooting for Eric Berry after Monday’s awful news that a mass was found in his chest and doctors suspect it may be lymphoma.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid addressed Berry’s condition at a press conference this week and said his star defender’s reaction to the jarring news was to ask the doctor if he could still play in Sunday night’s game against theBroncos.
“I wasn’t in the room at that particular time, but (trainer) Rick (Burkholder) and the doctors talked to him. He did ask that,” Reid said, “and he asked it to me again. … That’s just the way he’s wired.”
The Chiefs (7-4) host the Broncos (8-3) in a huge AFC West game. A win would bring Kansas City into a tie with Denver atop the division — though the Broncos would still hold the tiebreaker edge. A Broncos win would put them in prime position to sew up the division.
Berry released a statement after Monday’s news expressing optimism in his fight and declaring, “I will be back!”
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