Sea­hawks top Car­di­nals; Sher­man likely out for sea­son

Global Times - Weekend - - SPORTS -

Rus­sell Wil­son threw for two touch­downs as the Seat­tle Sea­hawks de­feated the Ari­zona Car­di­nals 22-16 on Thurs­day but the vic­tory was costly as corner­back Richard Sher­man sus­tained a rup­tured Achilles.

Sher­man was the big­gest name hurt but not the only one to go down as the Sea­hawks and Car­di­nals both suf­fered a rash of in­juries in the bat­tle of at­tri­tion for sec­ond place in the NFC West Di­vi­sion.

Sea­hawks coach Pete Car­roll said Sher­man needed surgery and likely would be out for the year.

“We def­i­nitely lost some of our top play­ers,” quar­ter­back Wil­son said. “It is a tough sport we play. You get a lit­tle emo­tional be­cause guys like him work so hard to be great. He [Sher­man] de­serves it all, un­for­tu­nately that hap­pened.”

Sher­man ap­peared to in­jure his heel in the third quar­ter af­ter mak­ing a tackle in front of the crowd of 64,600 at the Uni­ver­sity of Phoenix sta­dium. He stayed in the game and limped around for sev­eral plays be­fore fi­nally head­ing to the locker room.

The game was marred by in­juries and penal­ties as Seat­tle had nine play­ers leave the game for var­i­ous rea­sons.

The list of in­juries in­cludes, de­fen­sive tackle Jar­ran Reed (ham­string), run­ning back C.J. Pro­sise (an­kle) and line­backer Michael Wil­hoite (calf). Left tackle Duane Brown also sus­tained an an­kle in­jury.

The Car­di­nals are also hurt­ing, los­ing start­ing left tackle D.J. Humphries and safety Tyvon Branch in the first quar­ter be­cause of what looked to be se­ri­ous right knee in­juries.

The Sea­hawks im­proved to 6-3 on the sea­son as Wil­son con­nected twice for TDs with tight end Jimmy Gra­ham and kicker Blair Walsh hit a pair of field goals.

Wil­son was sacked five times but com­pleted 22 of 32 passes for 238 yards. He en­gi­neered one of the key plays of the game dur­ing a mad scram­ble in the fourth quar­ter.

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