Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, is out for the year after suffering a ruptured achilles Thursday night.
The list of NFL injuries just got a little big longer Thursday night as Richard Sherman suffered a season-ending achilles tear against the Arizona Cardinals.
With Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas already out because of a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 8, cornerback Richard Sherman left the game against the Cardinals with a ruptured Achilles tendon after getting tangled up with receiver John Brown late in the third quarter. While nothing had been confirmed by doctors yet as MRI’s will still be needed, head coach Pete Carroll did say after the game Sherman is out for the rest of the season.
“No coming back from that until you get surgery," head coach Pete Carroll said, adding that Sherman "couldn't even walk" after leaving the game and standing on the sideline. "He's been a bastion of consistency, competitiveness and toughness. We're going to miss the heck out of him.”
The injury is heartbreaking for the organization & its fans, but it shouldn't come as a huge shocker. In fact, Sherman says his foot had been bothering him all season and that he has tried to avoid making any drastic cuts.
"I thought I could get the ball. Once it popped, just unfortunate," said Sherman, who was visibly emotional. "One of those things that you have to play through for as long as you can. When it goes, it goes.”
"I've put a lot of stress on it. Think it would have gone eventually."
Sherman was on Seattle's injury report last week because of his Achilles. He was listed as a non-participant all three days, though the team held walkthroughs and his participation was an estimation of what would have occurred in a normal practice.
Interesting enough, Sherman hasn’t missed a NFL game since he entered the league back in 2011. Unfortunately though, he wasn’t the only Seahawk to get injured Thursday night. Aside from Richard, defensive tackle Jarran Reed (hamstring) and left tackle Duane Brown (ankle) both left in the first half, meanwhile running back C.J. Prosise (ankle) left in the third quarter as well. Despite these injuries, the Seahawks were still able to come out victorious winning 22-16 down in Arizona.
The Seahawks get a mini-bye week coming up as they don't play till next Monday night, which is good considering the players need time to heel their wounds.
Check out some of the tweets & reactions from Sherman’s injury on Twitter (below).
Richard Sherman sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon Thursday night vs. the Cardinals, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. pic.twitter.com/WexAUOymun— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 10, 2017
Gonna reserve my comments on the position TNF puts players in. Richard Sherman may not.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 10, 2017
Hard to imagine the level of willfulness it took Sherman to suit up tonight, already knowing his Achilles was sore when he took the field.— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) November 10, 2017
Hoping Richard Sherman didn't tear his Achilles, as he appears to be saying. Unusual for him to be walking under own power if he did. But the last thing the NFL needs is to lose ANOTHER star.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 10, 2017
As he alluded to on the sidelines, #Seahawks CB Richard Sherman does have a ruptured Achilles, coach Pete Carroll said. “The doctors were clear about it.” Ugh.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2017
Richard Sherman said his Achilles had been bothering him since Rams game. Figured it would rupture eventually but wanted to keep playing for #Seahawks teammates. Heard it pop tonight. Out for year. pic.twitter.com/oJDaqCWlCu— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 10, 2017
Richard Sherman broke down at the end when talking about his ruptured Achilles and how he tried to stay strong for his teammates pic.twitter.com/Ku9cA8VAvS— Stefanie Loh (@StefanieLoh) November 10, 2017
Richard Sherman has never missed a game in his career, the only member of this historical defense who’s been a part of all of it.— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) November 10, 2017