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Chiefs safety Eric Berry suffers 'potential tear' in Achilles tendon

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stepped to the podium after his team defeated the defending champion New England Patriots, 42-27, on opening night of the NFL. The first thing that came out of his mouth, however, wasn’t to praise rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who rushed for two touchdowns and caught another. And it wasn’t to pat veteran quarterback Alex Smith on the back after an impressive night.

The first words were: “Eric Berry looks like [he] has an Achilles tendon, potential tear. We’ll find out more after it’s MRI’d and all that deal.”

Eric Berry gets carted off at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night in New England. (Getty)

Berry was carted off the field in the fourth quarter. The safety was chasing after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and pulled up without contact.

Berry sat out of the preseason due a heel injury, but played all plays prior to pulling up in the fourth quarter.