Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs is helped by training staff after sustaining an injury during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

There was very good news for the Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) on Wednesday. For the first time in the 2018 NFL regular season, All-Pro safety Eric Berry returned to the practice field, head coach Andy Reid announced.

Berry tore his Achilles in a season-opening win over the New England Patriots last year and has not played since. A painful condition called a Haglund’s deformity has kept him from practicing or playing this season.

In his absence, the Chiefs’ secondary has given up the most passing yards per game in the NFL.

However, just because he is practicing this week does not mean he will play on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders (2-9). Reid said the Chiefs have “got to be smart with him,” per The Athletic’s Nate Taylor.

The Chiefs are heavy favorites against the Raiders.