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Seahawks’ Richard Sherman Ruptures Achilles, Out For Season

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Will the injuries ever come to an end this season? 

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is the latest big name player to go down hurt, as the team confirmed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon in a 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night. Sherman will require surgery and will miss the rest of the season. 

Sherman exited the game in the third quarter after tripping trying to cover Cardinals’ wide receiver John Brown, visibly grabbing his heel once he was on the ground. Sherman exited the field under his own power, even pushing away a team doctor on his way to the sideline.  Sherman apparently was aware of the extent of the injury when it happened, and appeared to break the news to his teammates on the sideline.

The four time Pro-Bowler was emotional when discussing the injury post game, as he recently was on the Seahawks’ injury report with Achilles problems. 

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.”

Many Seahawks’ players put the blame on Thursday night games, explaining that they don’t provide enough time for players to recover from Sunday games four days prior. Defensive end Michael Bennett expressed his lack of security playing on Thursday night. 

I know you want to give fans what they want but also you want to protect the players as best as you can, and sometimes I feel like Thursday night football doesn’t give them the opportunity to be protected like that.”

The debate over Thursday night games aside, the Seahawks are now without one of their most dynamic defensive players, who has two interceptions just this season. Despite the major injury, Sherman still has high hopes, and vowed to return to the field in Seattle stronger and better than ever. 


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