The Seattle Seahawks suffered a massive blow on Thursday night, when the Legion of Boom lost one of its leaders thanks to injury. Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles tendon in the win over the Arizona Cardinals, definitively ending his season.
Sherman was already nursing an injury to that part of his body (for a bulk of the season), but his attempt at an interception put too much stress on it.
The team has said he will require surgery after the swelling on the tendon goes down.
Sherman told ESPN that he vows to come back with a vengeance and posted a message on Twitter after the game and injury. He has never missed a game in his career.
“Thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers! I️ will do everything in my Power to come back faster and stronger than ever. Until then I️ will be here to cheer my teammates on! I️ sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support! Means a lot to me.”
As he alluded to on the sidelines, #Seahawks CB Richard Sherman does have a ruptured Achilles, coach Pete Carroll said. “The doctors were clear about it.” Ugh.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2017