Esks LB J.C. Sherritt done for the year with torn Achilles

The Edmonton Eskimos have lost linebacker J.C. Sherritt for the entire CFL season after he suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

Sherritt suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Eskimos victory over the B.C. Lions on Saturday. The Eskimos confirmed the extent of the injury and updated his status on Monday.

Sherritt, a five-foot-nine, 220-pound native of Truckee, Calif., was the CFL’s most outstanding defensive player in 2012 when he recorded 122 defensive tackles.

He recorded 70 or more tackles in each of the last two seasons.

– CP

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2 Comments on Esks LB J.C. Sherritt done for the year with torn Achilles

  1. BC Dave // June 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm //

    So unfortunate for JC. Heal well man. Tough loss for the team too

    Is it just me or have there been a lot of this injury last 3 or so years? Athletes are better conditioned than they ever have been, the turf is better than the past…Makes you wonder.

  2. I hope his recovery goes well. I personally think the turf is one of them main reasons for the injuries. I don’t think there is enough give when these guys plant to move. I have also heard an argument for a combination of the footwear and turf causing issues.

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