To hear Chiefs coach Andy Reid tell it, safety Eric Berry could play in the teams third preseason game against the Chicago Bears. But he probably wont.
Berry has what the team is calling a sore heel. He was diagnosed before the preseason opener and hasnt played or practiced since then.
Reid said he saw enough of Berry in training camp and doesnt want to risk a further injury.
He came out and practiced the first couple of weeks (of training camp) and did pretty good, Reid said. I dont want to go backwards. Thats what I dont want to do.
Hes far enough along. Hell be all right.
Berry was a practice scratch on Tuesday, the teams first full workout since Fridays game at Atlanta. Also not practicing were defensive end Allen Bailey (knee), guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (concussion) and cornerback Steven Nelson (concussion).
Berry missed all of training camp last year with an injured heel. Then he missed the rest of the season after rupturing an Achilles in the opener. He was with the team during last weeks game in Atlanta but didnt dress.
Starters are expected to play into the second half against the Bears on Saturday. In the Chiefs final preseason game, on Aug. 30 against the Packers, starters arent expected to play.
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