Sheard was injured in Cleveland’s 23-7 loss to the Houston Texans. It was feared that Sheard would miss the rest of the season with the injury, but a second opinion revealed that he does not need surgery on the foot, according to Rapoport.
Sheard could possibly get back in the lineup in a week, and he has an outside shot to suit up for Cleveland’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Sherard, 25, is in the final season of his original rookie deal. He has 36 total tackles and two sacks this season for Cleveland (6-4), who play on the road in four of their final six games.
The team is already thin at linebacker. Karlos Dansby could miss up to a month with a knee injury, linebacker Armonty Bryant is already out for the season with a torn ACL and second-year linebacker Barkevious Mingo is nursing a shoulder injury that could require offseason surgery.
- Scooby Axson