Chiefs DB Eric Berry completes treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma
Kansas City DB Eric Berry completed his treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma nearly six months after initially being diagnosed, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Tuesday after the team's first official practice of the 2015 season.
“He's been through all the treatments,” Reid told KCChiefs.com. “Now the doctor's going to sit down with him and go over exactly what the results of that are. We don't have that. Eric doesn't have it quite yet."
“Everything up to this point has been very positive from the doctor and from Eric, so I think we're headed in the right direction."
After a November game against Oakland, Berry felt pains in his chest. He was diagnosed Dec. 8.
In November, Berry's brother Evan, a cornerback at the University of Tennessee, said he was progressing well with his treatments.
Berry, 26, is a three-time Pro Bowler and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2013. He had 73 tackles and three interceptions during the 2013 season.
In six games with the Chiefs during the 2014 season, the former 5th overall pick in the 2010 draft had 32 tackles.
- Will Green