49ers’ Pro Bowl CB Richard Sherman Suffers a Setback, Won’t Return in Week 6

Richard Sherman in 2016. Photo by Sean Brown/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

San Francisco 49ers’ Pro Bowl corner Richard Sherman will remain on the injured reserve list for at least one more week. This was confirmed to reporters by 49ers’ head coach Kyle Shanahan on Monday.

Sherman landed on IR in Week 2 due to a calf injury, with the San Francisco hoping to have him back in time for Week 6 game against LA Rams. The 32-year-old corner, however, suffered a setback in his rehabilitation process last week that prevented him from returning to practice.

Shanahan told the media that he isn’t counting on Sherman this week, but hopes a change of treatment will help him return to action soon. 

“We were hoping to get him back this week,” said Shanahan. “Some setbacks last week, the healing hasn’t gone the way we were hoping for. I know we’re going to try a few different procedures this week, but I know I’m not counting on him this week. We’ll see how that goes with the new stuff we’re gonna try.”

This is a tough blow for the injury-riddled San Francisco 49ers, considering they are quite thin at cornerback. Besides Sherman, the 49ers are also without Emmanuel Moseley, who is dealing with a concussion, and K’Waun Williams, who is out due to a sprained knee.

In their absence, San Francisco had to turn to practice squad-signee Brian Allen and Jason Verrett. The duo started Week 5 game against Miami Dolphins but mightily struggled and allowed 350 yards and three touchdowns.