Richard Sherman was one of the biggest offseason pickups for the San Francisco 49ers after years of being a star for their rivals. During his time with the Seattle Seahawks, Sherman became one of the most feared cornerbacks in the game. Now in his veteran years, he is giving the 49ers exactly the kind of experience that they need.
Unfortunately, Sherman suffered an injury and the 49ers also suffered a major blow with the torn ACL that Jimmy Garoppolo suffered. The team is hurting, but Sherman’s injury isn’t going to keep him out long.
According to Matt Barrows of The Athletic, Sherman will only miss a couple of weeks due to the calf strain.
Richard Sherman said his calf strain is not related to bone spur that was removed from his heel early in the offseason. “A couple of weeks and I’ll be out there,” he said.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) September 27, 2018
San Francisco is already on the edge of seeing a promising season end in heartbreak. Losing a talent like Garoppolo is never easy to deal with, but guys like Sherman are the ones who need to step up in his absence. Having him back on the field in a couple of weeks will be a good thing.
Throughout the first three weeks of the season with the 49ers, Sherman has recorded seven tackles, a fumble recovery, and two defended passes.
His numbers may not look great, but he is still needed on the field. Without him, the defensive secondary is going to struggle. Sherman may not be one of the top corners in the game anymore, but he is still more than capable of changing the course of a game with his ability.
All of that being said, this is good news for the 49ers. Hopefully, Richard Sherman does not suffer any setbacks and can get back on the field as soon as possible.