Eric Berry Statement On Possible Lymphoma Diagnosis


The news broke today that Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is facing a possible Lymphoma diagnosis after medical personnel discovered a mass on the right side of Berry’s chest after the safety felt discomfort following Thursday’s game vs the Oakland Raiders.

Today the Chiefs held a press conference to announce that Berry is done playing this season as he will be placed on the NFL’s non-football injury list. Berry spoke to his teammates this morning before departing to receive treatment in Atlanta.

Berry released the following 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!”

Everyone here at Arrowhead Addict sends our thoughts and prayers to the Berry family. I know the rest of the Chiefs Kingdom feels the same.