KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee safety Eric Berry suffered what has been initially diagnosed as a left big toe sprain that cut short his workout at the school’s pro day Wednesday.
After planting to run forward during a back-peddle, Berry pulled up, holding up his left foot. It was just his second repetition of the only drill he participated in during the workouts.
I watched Berry walk into the training room, where he was tended to by several trainers. He was eventually prescribed 30 minutes of ice and told to stay off his injured foot.
I spoke to him and he said he hurt it on his first rep, didn’t feel good on the second one and shut it down. He emerged from the training room wearing sneakers and walking with a slight limp. He said he’s not concerned this will affect his status with teams.
Berry is widely considered to be the top defensive back available in the draft. I’ll have another report later in the day on what goes down during the workouts.
– Steve Wyche