The San Francisco 49ers continue to deal with the injury bug.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported on Wednesday that Star Corner Richard Sherman is being held in injured reserve due to a foot problem, per sources informed of the situation.
Placing the Sherm on the IR will bypass the corner for at least three weeks. The exact nature of the foot injury is unknown at this time.
The news of the injury comes off the field after Sherman played 74 of 78 snacks after defeating Arizona’s next Next Stats. While the Niners have been dealing with a plethora of injuries, particularly on offense, Sherman was not mentioned by coach Kyle Shanahan or subsequent pressers after the game.
Coming off a second-team All-Pro season in 2019, Sherman’s injury is a major blow to the 49ers’ defense that relies on a corner to wipe out one side of the field. The 32-year-old Sir, according to Pro Football Soccer, took a catch on two goals for nine yards in Sunday’s loss.
Pro Bowl Corner will miss the game against the Jets, Giants and Eagles in advance. The Niners hope they can weather the storm without their top CB for those three bends to try to stay in striking distance in the toughest division in the NFL.