Seahawks' Sherman done for season with ruptured Achilles tendon

Nov 9 (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks paid a heavy price for their victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday as key defensive back Richard Sherman suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and has been ruled out for the rest of the season, coach Pete Carroll confirmed.

Sherman left the game after getting tangled up with a Cardinals player in the third quarter in Glendale, Arizona and television pictures showed the four-time Pro Bowler telling team mates "tore my Achilles."

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Carroll said team doctors were in no doubt about the injury.

"He's going to get checked and all that kind of stuff, but the doctors are really clear about it that he ruptured his Achilles," Carroll told reporters after Seattle's 22-16 victory.

"There's no coming back from that until you get the surgery and all that kind of stuff."

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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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Sherman, who was listed as carrying an Achilles injury before Thursday, arrived at his post-game news conference on crutches and wearing a walking boot on his right foot.

"It's been bothering me all season. So it was one them things you just have to play through as long as you can but when it goes, it goes," Sherman said.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson also had an injury scare in the second quarter after being stuck in the neck by the helmet of an opposition player. He left the field but quickly returned to action and seemed fine during a post-game interview.

Wilson acknowledged that the loss of Sherman was a setback to their hopes of making the playoffs.

"It's unfortunate with (Sherman) because he's as good as it gets," Wilson said.

"You can't replace Richard Sherman but guys can step up and play roles.

"We'll have to find a way."

The Seahawks (6-3) are second in the NFC West behind the Los Angeles Rams (6-2).

Wilson and Sherman helped Seattle win the Super Bowl in the 2013 season and almost repeated the following year when they lost to the New England Patriots.

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