© Brace Hemmelgarn | 2018 Sep 9
More potentially bad news for the 49ers.
After being knocked out of Sunday’s 38-27 loss with a calf injury, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman reportedly left Arrowhead Stadium in a walking boot, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Two top CBs — #Rams CB Marcus Peters and #49ers CB Richard Sherman — suffered what are believed to be calf injuries, sources say. It’s early, but neither was initially diagnosed as Achilles. Both will have tests tomorrow. Peters was declared out and Sherman left in pain in a boot
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2018
The injury sounds alarm bells, as Sherman had his 2017 campaign cut short due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, though there hasn’t been any indication that his current ailment is an Achilles issue.
If Sherman is expected to miss time, he would likely be replaced by former 2014 first-round pick Jimmie Ward.
Sherman looked good early in the first half before being knocked out of the game on Sunday, breaking up a would-be touchdown pass in the first quarter with excellent one-on-one coverage.