Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman suffered a season-ending Achilles injury during Seattle’s Thursday night game against the Cardinals.
Sherman was seen muttering “tore my Achilles” as he walked off the field following the injury. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed the injury during his post-game press conference.
This injury is obviously a big blow to Seattle’s defense. Sherman is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.
With Sherman out for the year, this means he won’t be playing when the Philadelphia Eagles face Seattle in Week 13. That’s too bad because facing the Seahawks’ defense at full strength would’ve been a good test for Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ offense.
It’s also too bad for Sherman. The 29-year-old NFL veteran had never missed a game in his career heading into Thursday night.
Seattle now has multiple injuries going on in the secondary. Sherman is out for the season. Safety Earl Thomas has missed time while dealing with a hamstring issue. Kam Chancellor was carted off the field on Thursday, though Carroll said it was only a stinger.
The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals on Thursday to advance to 6-3 on the season. Seattle figures to be one of the biggest threats to the Eagles in the NFC.