There were two seasons in which Chiefs safety and seven-year pro Eric Berry missed the most of his season—2011 because of a torn ACL and 2015 because of his Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis.
In a recent article with SportTechie, Berry described how video games kept him in the game of football mentally when he was unable to be in it physically.
"I've sat out of football a year at a time twice now," he told SportTechie. "The thing that kept me mentally sharp was playing video games. That's the way I was getting reps. A lot of people don't understand that visualization is one of the most powerful things you can do. Doing that through a video game where you put yourself through a situation in a first person point of view and you see it from a big picture point of view from how things work together, it can work wonders."
Trend or coincidence? At this point, seems like trend.