Cardinals Berry feared to have torn triceps

TEMPE -- The Cardinals believe defensive end Bertrand Berry again has a torn triceps.

The injury to his left triceps came in Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Detroit Lions. Last year, he was sidelined for the final six games of the season with a torn right triceps. That injury also came against the Lions.

"I think it's kind of freakish that it happened to the same guy in the same game against the same opponent," coach Ken Whisenhunt said on Monday.

Berry made the Pro Bowl and led the NFC in sacks in 2004, but has battled injuries since. He was being examined on Monday to determine the extent of the injury. Berry also missed the last eight games of the 2005 season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Through nine games this season, he has 21 tackles, 17 solo, and two sacks.

"Whatever the extent of it is, it's unfortunate that he has to deal with that because he worked very hard to get back this year and he's done an outstanding job for us," Whisenhunt said.

Joe Tafoya and Darryl Blackstock will share Berry's job.

Adrian Wilson also had to leave Sunday's game with cramps in his right calf. He also was being examined. Sunday's problems were likely related to the right heel injury that has bothered the Pro Bowl safety for some time.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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