Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles during 'Thursday Night Football' and his teammate said the games should be 'illegal'

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles tendon in the third quarter of the Seahawks' 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday.

The injury will end his season.

Sherman has been one of the harshest critics of "Thursday Night Football" over the years. He has argued that it puts players at risk because they're not fully recovered from the previous week's game.

Last season, Sherman called the games a "poop fest." In an article for the Players' Tribune, Sherman wrote: "Thursday Night Football is just another example of the NFL’s hypocrisy: The league will continue a practice that diminishes the on-field product and endangers its players, but as long as the dollars keep rolling in, it couldn’t care less."

After the game, several Seahawks players echoed Sherman's sentiments. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Thursday night games should be "illegal."

"Guys don't have time to recover," Baldwin said. "Hard to recover in four days ... Thursday night football should be illegal."

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Nov 9, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) ruptured his Achilles tendon as he tackles Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals is unable to complete the pass against cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of the NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after an injury on a play in the second half of the NLF game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Nov 9, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) is helped off the field after the game by a coach after rupturing his Achilles tendon against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) leaves the field with a doctor after suffering an injury in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after an injury on a play in the second half of the NLF game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks is helped off the field following the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 22-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Defensive end Michael Bennett said, "I know you want to give fans what they want but also you want to protect the players as best as you can, and sometimes I feel like Thursday night football doesn't give them the opportunity to be protected like that."

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, meanwhile, bit his tongue, saying he didn't want to get fined, so he wouldn't comment on Thursday games.

Sherman's injury and the Seahawks' reaction comes after Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito blasted Thursday night games last week. Incognito called the games "unfair and bulls---."

"They suck," Incognito said. "They throw a wrench in our schedule. It's absolutely ridiculous that we have to do this. As physical as this game is, as much work and preparation that goes into this, to force us to play games on four-day weeks ... It's completely unfair and bulls---."

Sherman's injury adds to a long list of superstar injuries this NFL season. While not all have come on Thursday, when big name players get injured and more call out the danger of Thursday games, the issue is unlikely to go away.

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