Running back Kory Sheets from the Oakland Raiders and former Canadian Football League standout from the Saskatchewan Roughriders suffered a torn Achilles tendon on Friday evening while playing against the Green Bay Packers. Sheets was currently trying to make the Raiders’ roster for the 2014 season.
It was reported that Sheets tweeted after confirming his injury, “A dream deferred...out for a year.” Sheets had signed a contract with the Raiders in the early part of the 2014 offseason after having two great years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
During his second year in the Canadian Football League playing for the Riders, Kory Sheets accomplished 1,598 rushing yards, finishing in second place. He also got 264 receiving yards in 37 catches. In the end of that season, Sheets got the MVP award and helped the Riders get the CFL title in the finals.
It was also reported that Sheets suffered a similar injury back in 2010 with the Miami Dolphins which was also a heart-breaker for the running back. Sheets has been trying to make an NFL roster but has now been hindered twice with an Achilles injury. Currently, Kory Sheets was playing for the running back and kick returner positions against teammate Latavius Murray for the Raiders.
During his tweeting session, Sheets made sure to thank the Oakland Raiders and the support of the Roughriders for giving him a chance with the NFL. Too bad that Sheet’s dream was truly deferred on Friday evening with his season-ending injury while the Oakland Raiders lost the the Green Bay Packers 31-21. Kory Sheets' talent cold have been used with the Raiders offense and who knows what could have happened.