Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman is done for the year after rupturing his Achilles on Thursday night.
Remember when Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman said that he may have had torn Achilles? Well, looks like the feared season-ending tear is what took place on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, and this is horrible news for Seahawks fans.
So what Sherman said, and what he may have felt at the time, surely did match the severity of his injury. The official word from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was that Sherman suffered a “ruptured Achilles.” In other words, Sherman, the heart of the Seahawks legendary Legion of Boom, is done for the year, and the Seahawks secondary that was already playing without hard-hitter Earl Thomas has suffered yet another setback.
That was the worst-case scenario for all Seahawks fans. Without Sherman and Earl Thomas, there is currently zero chance that the Seahawks can make a run in the playoffs unless Russell Wilson pulls off some Superman-like production. Seattle is going to have to lean upon its offense to carried them to the promised land, and although Wilson and the offense have had flashes of greatness, it remains to be seen if it can carry them on a long playoff run.
The Seahawks still have some talent on this team, but without the heart of their defense, hopes for a future run are bleak, at best.
So, that is that. Sherman is done. Many prayed that it wouldn’t come to this, but that’s the business of football. Healthy one minute, and in the hospital for season-ending surgery the next.
Get well, Sherman. The Legion of Boom needs you.