The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve, the team announced on Wednesday.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Sherman, 33, suffered a grade 2 calf strain before the game against Washington. The 11-year veteran will be out for at least three weeks, but it could be longer.
“‘Sherm’ strained his calf before the game,” Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday. “I doubt seriously if he’ll be back anytime soon.”
The five-time Pro Bowler joined the Buccaneers in September and was battling a hamstring injury that he suffered in Week 6 against the Eagles.
Tampa Bay’s secondary has been decimated by injuries this season, including injuries to starting corners Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting, and now they are without Sherman.
In three games this season, Sherman had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery.