Esks J. C. Sherritt goes down with Achilles injury

Edmonton Eskimo linebacker J.C. Sheritt left Saturday’s game against the B.C. Lions with a reported Achilles injury.

The team confirmed a ruptured Achilles Monday.

Sheritt was hurt early in the second quarter, pulling up in the middle of the field despite being untouched. He was carried from the playing surface, then taken to the dressing room in a cart after getting some encouraging words from head coach Jason Maas.

Sherritt’s reaction said it all.

The 29-year-old Sherritt was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2012 and won a Grey Cup with the team in 2015. His loss – and an Achilles injury would be season-ending – would be devastating for the Eskimos.

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13 Comments on Esks J. C. Sherritt goes down with Achilles injury

  1. We stink so far. What a bone-headed play by Adrian Clarke. Rainey had the guy beat and there was no need even for Clarke to touch the guy. Killed a touchdown. Have not seen stats but I bet we are getting killed on time of possession.

  2. Dan Bombers // June 25, 2017 at 12:01 am //

    Didn’t look good

  3. Scottsask // June 25, 2017 at 12:04 am //

    Oh man, I hate to see such a great player go down with a potential season ending injury. Love the way he plays the game, hopefully it’s not as bad ad it looks, best of luck J.C.

  4. For sure, never good to see a guy go down in the open field, always turns out bad. Hope he has a successful recovery

  5. Scottsask // June 25, 2017 at 1:08 am //

    Wow, what a finish! Very entertaining game!

  6. justforkicks // June 25, 2017 at 1:32 am //

    Awesome but BC might have to bring Paul back!
    Bad week for kickers!

  7. horsieland // June 25, 2017 at 1:40 am //

    Best 2 teams we’ve seen so far. I must say BC may have a kicking problem. Edmonton has found a couple good receivers too.

  8. Losing Sherritt hurts. Sunderland likely flies some guys in. Heard Daniels may be out awhile. Hate to see stars go down. On another note Zylstra picking up where he left off in 2016. Only 1 game but Esks look good. Whenever Lions got close Esks replied quickly. Aren’t getting used to a new offence this year. .

  9. horsieland // June 25, 2017 at 1:54 am //

    Yes Too bad about Sherritt and I heard Daniels will be gone for awhile in Calgary needs to find that deep threat to replace him

  10. Blackhawk89 // June 25, 2017 at 2:54 am //

    Konar looked great and korey Jones filled in nicely imo no need to panic for esks. Who’s really out there to play the middle Greg Jones only name really out there F.A. wise.

  11. Funny I was thinking the same thing. Greg Jones is a good MLB. Possibility. I expect Sunderland is working the phones already.

  12. A tough break both for Sherritt personally and for the team who’ve already lost Greenwood.

  13. That’s really too bad.. He is one hell of a player. Losing him is a loss for the Esks and CFL. Hopfully he has a full and speedy recovery.

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