The Buccaneers have received a somber update on Richard Sherman, according to reports.
On Tuesday, it became clearer when Richard Sherman will return to the field for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
According to a source quoted by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Sherman’s MRI revealed a grade 2 calf strain.
Rapoport reported that the Buccaneers cornerback would be out for “a few weeks.”
(hashtag)According to a source, Washington Redskins CB Richard Sherman has a grade 2 calf strain, which will keep him out for a few weeks.
— November 17, 2021, Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
Sherman strained his calf during warmups for the Buccaneers’ game against Washington on Sunday and was unable to play.
Instead, the Bucs used cornerback Dee Delaney.
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians told the media on Monday, “I seriously doubt if he’ll be back anytime soon.”
“On Thursday and Friday, he was perfectly fine.
He was going to have a great game, I thought.
I’m not sure how long it’ll be because he just strained his calf before the game.”
“Typically, it takes a few weeks to a month of inactivity for a moderate, or Grade 2, calf strain to heal,” orthopedic surgeon Lutul Farrow told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2015, but it could go faster depending on the car provided.
Regarding a similar injury to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the time, the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health doctor and former Cleveland Browns team doctor told Journal Sentinel writer Tom Silverstein.
Sherman was signed as a free agent by the Buccaneers in late September for (dollar)1 million.
He played three games in 11 days without attending a training camp or putting in weeks of practice time.
He tore his hamstring against Philadelphia in Week 6 and appeared to be on his way back after the Week 9 bye.
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Last week, Tampa Bay designated injured cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting for a 21-day practice window to potentially come off injured reserve.
At Washington, he practiced but did not play.
According to Pewter Report, Murphy-Bunting could return for the Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants.
“It was a long eight weeks,” Murphy-Bunting told Sports Illustrated’s All Bucs last week.
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