But an Achilles tendon tear for Berry would nearly certainly end the Pro Bowler's season before it barely started.
"I don't think it's positive", he said.
Berry, who returned from Hodgkin lymphoma to produce Pro Bowl seasons, is the highest-paid safety in the National Football League after signing a six-year, $78 million deal with $40 million in guarantees after last season.
The Chiefs will try with Daniel Sorensen, whose role has grown from special-teams player as an undrafted rookie in 2014 to key contributor in many of their defensive rotations, and Eric Murray, a fourth-round draft pick last season who played cornerback in college.
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Eric Berry had to be carted off the field.
The Chiefs have dealt with a rash of Achilles tendon injuries in recent years, including two sustained by Derrick Johnson.
Safety appeared one of the deepest position groups on the team before Berry's injury.
Berry made seven tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, before suffering the injury. Following the 2015 season, Berry was honored with the AP's Comeback Player of the Year Award as well as being the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award after overcoming Hodgkin's lymphoma. He is a leader and highly valued presence both in the locker room and on the field and is one of the least expendable pieces on the Chiefs roster.
Kansas City's defense and offense outplayed the defending Super Bowl champions in the second half, outscoring New England 28-10 after halftime.
Berry has overcome plenty of hurdles in his career.