Running back Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled on the sideline by strong safety Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs and teammate Daniel Sorensen #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs (11-2) escaped with an overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens (7-6) on Sunday, but did so without one of their best defensive players. Star safety Eric Berry has not played since week one of the 2017 season, but all signs point to the former All-Pro finally suiting up on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Chargers (10-3).

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported over the weekend that the Chiefs would sit Berry against the Ravens, but get him ready to play against the Chargers. The first part of that report came true, as Berry did indeed stay on the sidelines during the Ravens game.

Berry was a limited participant in practice all week prior to the Ravens game, and was ultimately listed as “Questionable” before kickoff. He tore his Achilles at the start of the 2017 season and has been held out all of this season due to a Haglund’s deformity in his heel. He finally started practicing again at the end of November.

If the Chiefs beat the Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night, they will be AFC West champions for the third season in a row.