With the 49ers first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys in just on Thursday, it’s almost time to see this year’s roster in live action. However, one player who the organization and fans will to have to wait on is Richard Sherman, who recently tweaked his Hamstring and is out for the preseason opener.
Sherman, who recently signed with the 49ers this off season, is coming off an Achilles injury and had a lot of speculation about whether he could return to his old Pro-Bowl and Super Bowl Champion form. Don’t tell that to 49ers General Manager John Lynch, who stopped by the Murph & Mac show this morning to talk about Richard Sherman’s injury.
“The eternal optimist in me, I kind of feel like this played out just perfect,” Lynch said to Murph & Mac on Monday morning. “I know from being a veteran player, coming back from injury, you have to get over a psychological hurdle. I think Richard did that. He came out, and I think the best news for everybody, when he was out there he wasn’t like he was limping, it wasn’t like he wasn’t the same Richard Sherman. We were seeing the same Richard Sherman we’ve been seeing for years, and in fact he was a little bit more healthy then he was last year.”
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Prior to signing with the 49ers, Sherman spent his first seven season in Seattle. There, he was part of the defensive secondary unit known as the ‘legion of boom’ that helped lead the Seahawks to Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013. He also received First team All-Pro honors five times and was named to four Pro Bowl rosters in his time with Seattle.
However, his 2017 football season was cut short due to the ruptured Achilles he suffered in week 9 versus the Washington Redskins. Achilles injuries are considered around the league as one of the hardest injuries to return from. Nevertheless, John Lynch thinks Sherman’s hardest recovery days are behind him.
“He got back on the field and he got over this psychological hurdle,” Lynch Said, “And now he’s got something he is dealing with, but he knows how to get ready for the regular season. He will be ready, and frankly now we give him two more weeks for those injuries to heal.”
Listen below to here to full interview with John Lynch. To hear Lynch’s take on Sherman, jump to the 8:18 mark: