Before Kansas City Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid took the podium for his usual Wednesday afternoon press conference, Rick Burkholder—the Chiefs' Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance—took the podium to give the latest updates on a few players dealing with different injuries.
Burkholder gave us updates on veteran safety Daniel Sorensen, who injured his leg/knee back at training camp, as well as rookie receiver Byron Pringle, who was injured during the final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers last week, and then he also gave an update on All-Pro safety Eric Berry, who hasn't practiced since August 11 due to a sore heel.
"It was four weeks ago today that [Sorensen] had the surgery,' Burkholder noted. "He's been with us constantly doing pool work. Every day he's in here—going to meetings and all of that. We won't know anything for two more weeks before we study that. But he's where he's supposed to be right now. He's working hard, so in a couple of weeks we'll give you an update on him.
"On Byron Pringle, who got hurt in the Green Bay game, he did pull his left hamstring, but when we did the MRI, we found that he had a left inguinal hernia, and that hernia needed immediate attention. So, he had surgery [Tuesday] at the University of Kansas Medical Center by Dr. John Alley, so he's got an extended recovery ahead of him for a hernia. And then in the meantime, the hamstring will also get attention, but the hamstring will heal up quicker than a hernia will, so he's going to miss some time.
"And then finally, I know there's been a lot of questions about Eric Berry. I know coach [Reid] has said that it's "day to day," and it is literally day-to-day. He won't practice [Wednesday] but he's spent a lot of time with us. He's improving and getting better every day, and so we'll continue with that process."