Bucs cornerback Richard Sherman dealing with grade 2 calf strain, reports say

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  • Richard Sherman
    Richard Sherman
    American football player
  • Bruce Arians
    Bruce Arians
    American football player and coach

An MRI revealed that Bucs veteran cornerback Richard Sherman has a grade 2 calf strain that could sideline him a few weeks, according to various reports Tuesday evening.

Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Sherman was set to undergo the MRI. He sustained the injury during warmups prior to Sunday’s game against Washington.

“He was fine Thursday and Friday,” Arians said. “I thought he was going to have a heck of a ball game. He just strained his calf before the ball game, so I don’t know how long it will be.”

Signed in late September for a $1 million base salary (and performance incentives that could increase his 2021 earnings to $2.25 million), Sherman, 33, was brought in to help replenish an injury-depleted cornerback unit. He made his season debut days later at New England despite no training camp or preseason.

He strained a hamstring early in an Oct. 14 game at Philadelphia — his third contest in 12 days — and hasn’t played since.

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