Last night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals features a slew of injuries, particularly on the side of the Seahawks. But none was as devastating as the news that Richard Sherman, the all world cornerback for the team, was done for the season with a torn ACL.
Sherman had been battling an Achilles ailment all season and last night in the third quarter, he went down after being tangled up with Cardinals’ receiver John Brown, and everyone knew it was bad.
“I thought I could get the ball and once it popped, it was just unfortunate I couldn’t make the tackle,” said Sherman. “It’s unfortunate, it sucks. If it was anything I could play with, I would be out there.”
Sherman has been a mainstay at corner for the Seahawks. Since being drafted by the team in 2011, he hadn’t missed a single game, playing in 105 regular season games and 12 playoff games, including two Super Bowls. But his value extends beyond his play, as his voice and leadership spread far beyond the gridiron as he was an all around leader of the team and a key figure in addressing social issues in sports.
Last night the team also saw left tackle Duane Brown and defensive tackle Jarran Reed leave the game in the first half and running back C.J. Prosise go down and being ruled out for the game. But none of those injuries were as devastating as Sherman’s, who is now done for the season.
Ironically, Sherman was hurt during a Thursday night game, games that he hated and called “a poopfest.”
We wish Sherman the best in his recovery.