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Richard Sherman ruptures Achilles’ tendon

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman lies injured on the turf after tackling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown during the second half.

Associated Press 

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is out for the season after rupturing his right Achilles’ tendon against the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night.

Sherman had been bothered by a sore Achilles’ tendon all season and went down while trying intercept a pass in third quarter of Seattle’s 22-16 win. He lay on the field clutching his right heel before limping off the field to the bench, where he appeared to tell teammates he had torn the tendon.

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Coach Pete Carroll said Sherman will have surgery after the swelling goes down.

One of the game’s best cornerbacks during his seven NFL seasons, Sherman had a pair of interceptions and 31 tackles heading into Thursday night’s game.