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Eric Berry leaves Chiefs camp Tuesday with heel injury

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry worked with the injured players last Friday during training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry worked with the injured players last Friday during training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. The Kansas City Star

Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry left the practice field on Tuesday after aggravating the heel injury that has been giving him problems.

Berry missed two days of practice last week and was held out of the Cincinnati game. He practiced for three days after the game and was in full pads on Tuesday before exiting.

“It was bothering him,” Reid said. “He’s got tendinitis back there, and he works a few days and it bothers him so we back off.”

The injury is reminiscent of a heel injury that dogged former Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers throughout training camp in 2012. Flowers missed nearly all of the preseason and the season opener against Atlanta before starting the next 15 games.

Undrafted rookie Daniel Sorensen took Berry’s spot at free safety with the starting unit.

Sorensen started against Cincinnati and was part of the coverage that surrendered a 53-yard pass to A.J. Green.

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