Richard Sherman suffers ruptured achilles, out for year

  • Jimmie Kaylor
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1:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 Atlanta Falcons

The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl aspirations took a serious blow on Thursday night when All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that the four-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the remainder of the 2017 season in his post-game press conference following his team’s 22-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday.

Pete Carroll said Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles, out for year. #Seahawks

— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) November 10, 2017

Pete Carroll says Sherman has been an “iconic” player for the #Seahawks and that they’ll miss him tremendously

— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) November 10, 2017

Sherman’s injury will require surgery, and his absence leaves a gaping hole in Seattle’s defense. With only four healthy cornerbacks on their roster (Jeremy Lane, Justin Coleman, Shaquill Griffin, and Neiko Thorpe), the Seahawks will have to look for outside help at the position.

The former Stanford Cardinal met with the media after Carroll announced his injury and hinted that he had an idea the injury was coming.

#Seahawks Insider @thenewstribune video: Richard Sherman on tearing Achilles tonight at Arizona, out for the year pic.twitter.com/JK11vTm3Wi

— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 10, 2017

Sherman will celebrate his 30th birthday this coming March. Prior to the injury, he likely had at least three or four good years left in his career. Now, Sherman’s NFL future is dependent on how well he recovers from his upcoming surgery.

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