Richard Sherman was in tears after suffering a hamstring injury during the game, but he still managed to make an incredible interception.
Richard Sherman’s emotional response after suffering a hamstring injury in the Buccaneers’ victory over the Eagles has been shared by many.
Despite missing a few key players heading into the game, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. Unfortunately for the Bucs, Richard Sherman was forced to exit the game with a hamstring injury on the Eagles’ opening possession.
The Bucs defense is already hurting, and the loss of Sherman will be another hurdle for the reigning Super Bowl champions to overcome. The veteran will most certainly be sidelined for a few weeks, and no one is more disappointed than Sherman.
The reaction of Richard Sherman to an unexpected injury
On October 3, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Richard Sherman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches the game versus the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. | Getty Images/Adam Glanzman
Sherman wound up with the Bucs and a great opportunity to add another Super Bowl ring to his résumé after an offseason spent looking for a club to sign him. He will be out for a few weeks as a result of the injury, and he went to Twitter to express his emotions.
Disappointed. I’m sure I’ll be back shortly. In a short period of time, I asked a lot of my body. I’ll be better next time.
Richard Sherman (@RSherman 25) (@RSherman 25) (@RSherman 25) (@RSherman 15th of October, 2021
In early October, Sherman made his Tampa Bay debut against the New England Patriots. He’ll probably be sidelined until November, but everyone is hoping for a quicker comeback.
The former Pro Bowl corner works as hard as anybody in the league and jumped straight into game action when the Tampa Bay secondary was decimated by injury. Sherman was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2020 before joining the Bucs, although he only played in five games due to injury.
Sherman will return sooner rather than later, rest assured.
The Super Bowl favorites’ injuries keep piling up.
The Buccaneers have ruled out Rob Gronkowski, Antoine Winfield, and Lavonte David for Thursday’s game against the Eagles.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) on the 13th of October, 2021
The Buccaneers entered the season as one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl, and they have done nothing but maintain that momentum through six weeks. Tom Brady continues to amaze with his ageless brilliance, while Leonard Fournette stunned the world with a two-touchdown effort against the Eagles.
On the other side, the Buccaneers’ injuries are piling up. Jason Pierre-Paul is struggling with an injury, while Lavonte David, Rob Gronkowski, and Antoine Winfield Jr. were already out of the game.
Nonetheless, head coach Bruce Arians isn’t concerned about that, preferring to concentrate on the “next man up” strategy (h/t ESPN’s Jenna Laine).
“We’ll simply keep playing with the players we have and see what happens,” said the team. Check to see how long the injury has lasted. “And then the next guy up.”
Richard Sherman’s injury, according to Bruce Arians
The Bucs are up next, and the good news is that they have almost a week until they face the Chicago Bears.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a long journey ahead of them.
Every team, including the Buccaneers, suffers from injuries, and Brady is no exception. Furthermore, this team has a 5-1 record and shows no signs of slowing down.
Brady and the offense are on a roll, and Fournette’s emergence is precisely what this club needs. After last season’s success, the defense has taken a significant step back, albeit most of that is due to injuries.
By the time they play the Bears, Gronkowski should be ready to go, and Winfield and David should be back to strengthen the defense.
All eyes will be on Tampa Bay, and although losing Sherman is disappointing, they should be able to weather the storm with their arsenal of weapons.
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