Injury will sideline Richard Sherman for a few weeks


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Injury will sideline Richard Sherman for a few weeks

Buccaneers secondary defense continues to be hit by injuries; now it was Sherman’s turn

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday. An MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of hamstring injured, suffered Thursday night in the Bucs’ 28-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Richard Sherman was hurt on the Bucs’ second play in the first defensive drive., as he ran to tackle Quez Watkins after a 23-yard reception.

It was Sherman’s third game in 12 days. after not playing or practicing for 288 days, which illustrates how worn down the Bucs’ secondary defense is.

Starters Sean Murphy-Bunting and Carlton Davis are on injured reserve. Under league rules, Murphy-Bunting was eligible to play last week (NFL rules require a minimum of three weeks for those on injured reserve), but he is still recovering from a dislocated elbow. Davis was placed on injured reserve after suffering a quadriceps injury in Week 4 against the New England Patriots.

Jamel Dean also missed a week with a knee injury, but came back. The team is hopeful that safety Antoine Winfield Jr., who suffered a concussion in Week 4, will pass the concussion protocol this week. The Bucs are also currently without team captain and inside linebacker Lavonte David, who sprained his ankle in Week 5.

Without Sherman, the team could turn to Dee Delaney or Pierre Desir, who have intervened at different times for the injured starters.

NFL Network He first reported on Sherman’s injury and the time that will be lost.


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