The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday they are putting safety Eric Berry on the non-football illness list - ending his season - after a mass was found on the right side of his chest.
Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said that Berry felt discomfort in his chest after the team’s game last week when doctors found the mass. Burkholder said that the “leading consideration” for what Berry has is lymphoma.
Berry is heading to Atlanta for further evaluation. He 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!”
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