Sherman underwent surgery Wednesday in Green Bay to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. Sherman suffered the injury in the Seahawks' Week 10 win over the Cardinals, spelling an end to the season for the cornerback, who accrued 35 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups in nine contests. Though he could be limited for the start of training camp next summer, it's expected Sherman will be near full strength by the time the 2018 campaign opens. However, since he's set to turn 30 years old in March and coming off a major procedure, he could struggle to return to elite form.
The Seahawks placed Sherman (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports. The move is merely procedural as Sherman won't return this season after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon last Thursday. In his absence, the starting cornerback spots will likely be filled by Shaquill Griffin and Jeremy lane, but the Seahawks signed a familiar face in Byron Maxwell to serve as insurance at the position.
Coach Pete Carroll reported that Sherman is out for the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Sherman seemed to know that his season was over as soon as he suffered the unfortunate injury in Thursday's win over the Cardinals. The Seahawks' star cornerback will require surgery to repair the tendon and will now have to turn his focus towards hopefully returning to full strength for 2018 season. His absence will undoubtedly create a void in the Seahawks' secondary, with the onus being thrust upon the team's reserve cornerbacks to step up for the remainder of the season.
Sherman (Achilles) didn't practice all week and is listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Arizona, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Sherman has battled the same injury since late September and has yet to actually miss a game. His failure to log even a limited practice this week does create a bit of concern, though it was probably a matter of maintenance more so than anything else. An unexpected absence would allow some combination of Neiko Thorpe, Justin Coleman and Jeremy Lane to take on added playing time.
Sherman (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game at Seattle. Despite managing just one limited practice this week, Sherman will avoid missing the first game of his six-plus years in the league. He'll look to shut down whoever lines up across from him, whether it's Pierre Garcon or Marquise Goodwin.