Richard Sherman thinks he tore his Achilles’ tendon
Richard Sherman went down in the third quarter of Thursday night’s Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game with an injury that he believes is a torn Achilles’ tendon.
Sherman was covering John Brown on a third down play against Arizona and made the tackle, but went down instantly. Trainers immediately came out onto the field to check on him, and he was even seen pushing away a doctor in frustration.
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Sherman was on the Seahawks’ injury report entering the game because of his Achilles’ tendon, so this wasn’t a new injury for him.
NBC later showed a clip of Sherman on the sidelines mouthing to someone, “tore my Achilles.”
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Sherman was walking with a limp following the injury. NBC later showed Sherman and Russell Wilson sharing a hug on the sideline, with Sherman appearing to say “I’m out for the year.”
The 29-year-old cornerback tore an ACL in his knee in college, and he played through a sprained MCL in his knee last season, which actually got his team in trouble.
Sherman has long been critical of the NFL having Thursday night games, which he says do not allow enough time for players to heal.
Here’s what Sherman said about Thursday games in an article he wrote last year.
“You’re still sore from Sunday’s game. You’re going to go out there and compete and give everything you have, because that’s what you do. But your body just won’t have as much to give as it would have had on a full week’s rest.”
In an awful twist, he ended up getting hurt on a Thursday night game after rushing to try and play through an existing injury.