Richard Sherman headed to injured reserve

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The 49ers are going to be without cornerback Richard Sherman for a spell.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Sherman is going to be placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.

Sherman played 78-of-82 snaps in last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals and there was no sign of a medical problem during the game. Garafolo reports that it is a leg injury, but does not elaborate on the exact nature of the issue.

Sherman did give the 49ers a scare during a training camp practice when he appeared to hurt his lower leg during a drill. He stepped off the field for a brief examination before returning to the field.

Once on the list, Sherman will be sidelined for at least three weeks. That span covers road games against the Jets and Giants as well as a Week Four home game against the Eagles.

UPDATE 12:10 p.m. ET: Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it is a calf strain and that Sherman is expected back in a few weeks.

26 responses to “Richard Sherman headed to injured reserve

  1. Miners need to find a way to move on from some of these vets ASAP while they have these young defensive stud DL.

    Garapolo needs to go too.

  2. The Niners are in bad shape.

    Aiyuk, Garland, Samuel, Verrett, Kittle, Sherman

    3 of their top receivers are out. Garoppolo looks like a deer in the headlights. The defensive line is ineffective and the secondary is weak…and even weaker now with Sherman gone.

  3. I don’t wish bad things on anyone. But now that he’s gone for a while, wouldn’t it be nice if he just stayed gone?

  4. Odd one. Played the entire game then they immediately determine it’ll be at least weeks before he can return from a strain?

  5. “Odd one. Played the entire game then they immediately determine it’ll be at least weeks before he can return from a strain?”

    Many players try to “play through the pain”. Kittle did that, too. He sprained his knee and played the entire second half that way. Now he’s also questionable for next week.

    Sometimes the players are their own worst enemies.

  6. Being burned as badly as he was in the super bowl is tough to overcome and takes some time.

  7. I know it’s only week 1 but this team looks like it’s in shambles right now. I’d be shocked if they even get to 8 wins. The only position group they are solid in is their D line. Every other position group is lacking and they are in the toughest division in football. They might go 0-8 or 1-7 in the NFC West.

  8. Sherman is a liability, SF should have been more serious about looking at CBs in the offseason so they could move on from this guy.

  9. Yikes…you guys are getting hit hard with the injury bug.
    Heal up NINERS…need the NFC west to be strong.

  10. thekraken says:
    September 16, 2020 at 1:45 pm
    I know it’s only week 1 but this team looks like it’s in shambles right now. I’d be shocked if they even get to 8 wins. The only position group they are solid in is their D line. Every other position group is lacking and they are in the toughest division in football. They might go 0-8 or 1-7 in the NFC West.

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    How can they possibly go 0-8 or 1-7 when they only play 6 games against division opponents?

  11. Covering Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins will strain a lot of muscles these next five plus years.

  12. How can they possibly go 0-8 or 1-7 when they only play 6 games against division opponents?

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    Truth…my bad. Didn’t have my cup of coffee yet.

  13. mogogo1 says:
    September 16, 2020 at 12:17 pm
    Odd one. Played the entire game then they immediately determine it’ll be at least weeks before he can return from a strain?

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    He was hurt walking to the locker room after the game.

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