Chiefs SS Eric Berry will miss the remainder of the 2011 season with a torn ACL, which he suffered early in the team's Week One loss to the Bills. The news was first reported by Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network.
Berry injured his knee on the Bills' opening drive of the game. He was then checked out on the sideline and allowed to return to the field, before going down again after taking another hit to the leg. The second-year player was helped off the field and replaced in the lineup by Jon McGraw.
A first-round pick last season, Berry was expected to be the star of the Chiefs' defense after making the Pro Bowl as a rookie. The team could have used his playmaking skills on Sunday, as it was destroyed in all parts of the game in a 41-7 loss to the Bills.
The way we see it
Simply put, losing Berry for the season is a crushing blow to the Chiefs. The safety was one of the team's top young playmakers and was expected to be the leader of the secondary for years to come. Now, he will have to undergo a serious knee surgery, leaving a giant vacancy in the Kansas City secondary.