Eric Berry was one of the most accomplished safeties in college football history at Tennessee, and he only bolstered his stellar reputation with a Pro Bowl season as a rookie in Kansas City.
Now, after missing almost the entire 2011 season with a knee injury, Berry's recovery is one of the keys for a Chiefs team trying to bounce back from an incredibly disappointing season. The good news for Kansas City fans is the 23-year old said he is "100% healthy" in a Sirius XM radio interview on Wednesday.
While there's no way to really know for sure until the season begins, ACL injuries are no longer career-killers like they once were and a one-year recovery is considered normal in many situations.
The real question is whether he has lost any of explosiveness in his knees, as the ability to stop and cut on a dime is crucial for defensive backs.
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