49ers CB Sherman leaves field with possible hamstring injury

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman left the field during practice at training camp on Friday because of a possible hamstring injury.Photo: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Sherman fell hard during practice at training camp on Friday and left the field.

Cornerback Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers’ prize free-agent signing this offseason, fell hard during practice at training camp on Friday and left the field.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said after practice that Sherman “went down hard,” and that he was pulled from the field as a precaution when it appeared his hamstring tightened up.

Sherman reportedly left the field under his own power.

The 30-year-old Sherman, who was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with Seattle after the Seahawks selected him in the fifth round (No. 154 overall) out of Stanford in 2011, is coming off surgery on both Achilles tendons.

Sherman was not cleared to practice until right before training camp and the 49ers have said they will give him occasional days off as a precaution.

The 49ers have a scheduled day off on Saturday, so Sherman is expected to receive treatment and hopefully be back on the field soon, but hamstrings can be tricky and expect Shanahan to be cautious with him.

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