Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs coach says Eric Berry has completed cancer treatments, waiting on results

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Eric Berry’s recovery from Hodgkin lymphoma continues to go well.

“Eric is doing well,” Reid said Tuesday, the first day of organized team activities. “He’s going to get his big end-of-the-school (year) exam down here. He’s been through all the treatments, so now the doctor is going to sit down with him and go over exactly what the results of all that are.

“So we don’t have that, and Eric doesn’t have that quite yet, but everything up to this point has point has been very positive from the doctor and from Eric. So I think we’re heading in the right direction with that.”

Reports about Berry’s status have been positive. In early April, Berry’s younger brother Evan — a sophomore defensive back for the Tennessee Volunteers — told reporters in Knoxville that Eric only had three treatments left, and that he didn’t see them affecting Berry, who “wasn’t worried” about his diagnosis.

Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for about 10 percent of lymphoma cases and is considered to be highly curable. Team chairman Clark Hunt and general manager John Dorsey visited Berry in Atlanta in January and receive regular updates on his status.

Berry, 26, left the team last November after playing in the Chiefs’ 24-20 loss to Oakland. After the game, he complained about discomfort in his chest, and a weekend of testing discovered that Berry had a mass in the right side of his chest, which was later confirmed to be Hodgkin lymphoma.