Chiefs safety Eric Berry done for season with possible lymphoma

If we're all being totally honest, we're never disappointed when a key opposing player is unable to play against our team due to injury.

Rooting for or celebrating an injury is definitely in poor taste, and suggests a complete loss of perspective. But, you know Packers fans were excited when Terrell Davis left SB 32 with his migraine, and who could blame them?

That said, we really wish Chiefs All-Pro safety Eric Berry were available for Sunday's game at Arrowhead.

Sadly, he won't be, because Berry may have lymphoma, and KC placed him on their non-football illness list on Monday, ending his season.

The 25-year-old star experienced chest discomfort during the Chiefs' loss at Oakland on Thursday night, and tests performed over the weekend turned up what is believed to be a cancerous mass. Berry is being further evaluated in Atlanta, and doctors may perform a biopsy on a lymph node or the mass.

Obviously, this news renders moot anything more directly related to football.

Cancer sucks, and not just because a 25-year-old football star has it. Cancer always sucks, and nobody deserves the suffering it brings.

We wish Berry all the best for a speedy recovery, or even better, news that his condition is far better than currently feared.

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