Mekhail Sherman chose the words “unchained” and “grateful” to describe how he is feeling today. Green lights for a full go to play do mean that much to a player.
The 5-star LB chose to tweet out the good word from his doctor that he was cleared to play this weekend.
The injury happened, like most do, on a fluke. But this was a few first downs farther than just that. His knee joint was leg-whipped by his own teammate.
He suffered a completely torn anterior cruciate ligament and partial lateral meniscus tear.
“The knee and what it will do to you really all that has done is given me more fuel to my fire,” Sherman said after G-Day. “You can love the game so much but the game will cheat you. It cheated me. I got leg-whipped by my own teammate. My ACL was torn. But all that it did was I had to sit back.”
“Then I had to talk to God. I had to talk to family and realize why I do this. I had to revert back to why I do this. Now, this injury will not only touch you physically but also touch you mentally. All I have been doing is going through these trials and tribulations between physical, mental and spiritual ways to get stronger. So when I get back on that field there is no turning back.”
Sherman is now cleared to return to the field. It should be very fun to watch.
“My playing style is based off making the offensive coordinator’s pregame night restless,” he said.