ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Eric Berry addressed the media Wednesday afternoon following the completion of his first official practice with the Chiefs since his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Berry spent Wednesday morning practicing with the team’s quarterbacks, rookies and injured players in St. Joseph, Missouri.
“He looked pretty good out there,” Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid said. “We’ll keep a close eye on him. One of the things Eric and I talked about was just being honest with us. How you’re feeling out here.”
Berry opted to receive treatment through an IV instead of a port so he could continue working out during the process. In all, he endured six rounds of chemotherapy. He was declared cancer free on June 22 and returned to Kansas City last week. Upon his return, the Chiefs put him through a series of test including lab work, cardio tests and a strength assessment.
“I sat before you back on November 24th and disclosed that Eric Berry had a mass in his chest and amazingly, 247 days later, I’m standing before you and telling you that he is practicing,” Chiefs’ head trainer Rick Burkholder said. “It’s truly a remarkable thing in our business and in this sport and in life.”