UPDATE: Chiefs coach Todd Haley wouldn’t confirm if the club intended to place Berry on the injured reserve list during Monday’s press conference, but he did say “it appears he’ll be out for the season.” Haley added everyone on the team will “have to elevate their game to counterbalance” the loss of Berry.
The Chiefs have lost safety Eric Berry for the season with a torn ACL, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
It’s another huge blow to a reeling Chiefs team that has already suffered injuries to other key young players.
Berry was hurt at the start of the game against the Bills on a block the Chiefs felt was illegal and worthy of league discipline.
When asked by a reporter whether or not he felt the block on Berry was legitimate Haley said, “I just know we lost one of our best players and that hurts.”
The fifth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, Berry started all 16 games for the Chiefs as rookie, earning a Pro Bowl nod.