Andy Reid: Hobbled Chiefs HC Gives Updates On Eric Berry, Alex Smith And Derrick Johnson
By Brett Gering
When Andy Reid addressed media at the NFL combine on Wednesday, he wasn’t alone.
The hobbled Kansas City Chiefs head coach walked to the podium with the help of a cane, eventually disclosing that he had recently undergone knee-replacement surgery, as The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Jeff McLane notes:
With several on-field and, more recently, off-field storylines surrounding the Chiefs, Reid found himself dispensing updates by the minute.
KCChiefs.com’s Pete Sweeney mentioned that when asked about Alex Smith’s recovery (lacerated spleen) and Eric Berry’s ongoing battle with lymphoma, the head coach offered some reassuring news:
Per The Kansas City Star‘s Terez Paylor, he added:
Revisiting the injury front, the head coach was also questioned about the progress of Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito.
According to Reid, the two—who both fell victim to season-ending Achilles tears on opening day—are working out together, noting:
Overall, it sounds like the players are progressing as planned. And sooner rather than later, their coach is bound to be doing the same.
As The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Zach Berman reminds us, he’s no stranger to setbacks:
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