Sherman (Achilles) will have a minor cleanup procedure to remove bone spurs from his left foot, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Sherman will undergo the procedure once his surgically repaired right Achilles is sufficiently healed, but he is still expected to resume running around mid-April or early May. The additional procedure isn't expected to affect the veteran cornerback's recovery in a significant fashion, but specifics won't become available until the operation is completed.
Sherman (Achilles) said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery and expects to begin running around mid-April or early May, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports. "I could probably be fully ready to go in minicamp, but they won't let me do anything," Sherman said Thursday. "So I'll probably have to be out there running and training ... but they won't let me practice until training camp."
Head coach Pete Carroll said that Sherman, who ruptured his Achilles last November, originally underwent a kind of surgery that was a "more aggressive procedure that entails a smaller incision." Sherman explained that he chose to do so because his injury is supposed to heal quicker and he should have a smaller chance of rupturing the same Achilles again than he would've had he gone with a different procedure. At this point, the cornerback has ditched the knee scooter that he was still using when the season ended and only requires a walking boot to move about.
Sherman (Achilles) will undergo a cleanup procedure on his left ankle/heel in order to remove bone spurs, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Sherman is committing to fix all that ails him in one fell swoop. After rupturing his right Achilles on Nov. 9 at Arizona, he had surgery within a week to repair the tendon. In the midst of a lengthy rehab, Sherman nonetheless will have a procedure on his other foot to rid himself of bone spurs. There's no telling when he'll be cleared to return, but he may struggle to uphold his status as a shutdown corner when he's able to take the field again.
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 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.
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