Sherman left the amusement in the second from last quarter and did not return. He says he hopes to experience surgery in the wake of swelling in the Achilles goes down.
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.”
Richard, who has never missed an amusement since entering the group in 2011, said his Achilles has been troubling him all season and that he has attempted to abstain from making any intense cuts. On the play in which he was harmed, Sherman said the safeguard was playing Cover 2 and that he was going for a capture.
“I thought I could get the ball. Once it popped, just unfortunate,” said Richard, who was visibly emotional at times while addressing reporters. “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.”
In a text message to ESPN‘s Josina Anderson, Sherman later said, “I’m gonna be back with a vengeance.” He also posted his thoughts on Twitter.
Sherman was on Seattle’s damage report a week ago due to his Achilles. He was recorded as a non-member each of the three days. However, the group held walk-throughs, and his support was an estimation of what might have happened in a typical practice.
Sherman has railed against Thursday night football, saying it’s dishonest of the NFL to advance player wellbeing in different ranges, just to expect groups to play after just three days off. Sherman called Thursday night football a “poopfest” last season in The Players’ Tribune and alluded to it as “awful” this week in a meeting with ESPN.com.