A frustrating start to the new NFL season continued for the San Francisco 49ers after they had to place cornerback Richard Sherman in injured reserve.
According to widespread reports, the Niners made the move to the roster Wednesday after assessing a calf injury sustained by the All-Pro selection five times.
Sherman is subsequently unavailable for at least three weeks, dismissing him from upcoming contests against the New York Jets, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s a significant blow for the team beaten in the Super Bowl LIV in February, with the Niners also losing their season opener 24-20 at home to NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in a tough outing for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo .
The Sherman Niners corner kicker played in 74 of his 78 defensive snaps in that game, giving up just one catch for nine yards on two goals.
Posted on 17 Sep 2020, 12:20 AM IST