While the Joshua Garnett issues seem to be the big talk, there was one other thing worth noting from Friday’s practice for the San Francisco 49ers. Cornerback Richard Sherman had “went down hard” and pulled from practice. Kyle Shanahan later said it may be a hamstring.
Before everyone gets fired up, he was pulled as a precaution. Shanahan said they noticed that his hamstring was tight and made the decision, it wasn’t like he needed help off the field. Obviously we’ll have to wait for further info, but it doesn’t seem like anything to panic on. We’ll just have to wait and see what the strength and conditioning coaches/doctors say on the matter.
Sherman went to IR in 2017 due to rupturing his achilles tendon in a Thursday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals. He has had additional surgery since then and got cleared for practice right when training camp began. He is definitely under the microscope due to that injury, but considering this is a pulled hamstring and he was pulled as a precaution, it’s probably nothing to get worked up over for the time being.
The 49ers have Saturday off from practice, so he’ll get an additional day to recover from the pull, but even if he’s limited for a day or two, it doesn’t sound like anything in the negative. Jaquiski Tartt agreed with a question about this being the hardest part of camp and in the same press conference Shanahan was reminding everyone that everyone is tight more than once. Even rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis was given a “Recovery Day” on Friday which is rare.
It just takes a bit to get back into the grind of things.