INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL brotherhood was out in full force on Monday evening.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has a mass on his chest, and the “leading consideration is that Berry has lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.”
During the Chiefs' game at Oakland last Thursday night, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry felt some chest discomfort.
After a weekend of testing, team doctors and those at the University of Kansas Hospital determined Berry has a mass on the right side of his chest, and the leading consideration is that Berry has lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Monday.
Berry, of Fairburn, Ga., went to Atlanta on Monday and will have further evaluation at Emory University Hospital by Christopher Flowers, a doctor who specializes in lymphoma.
Burkholder said Berry, 25, probably will have a biopsy of one of the lymph nodes or of the mass. Burkholder added that Berry is "about 75 percent done with the testing" and it's too early to say what stage the illness may be.
Several Colts players took to Twitter to show their support for Berry, one of the game's most respected players: