Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson suffered an AC sprain in his right shoulder during Sunday's 48-17 preseason win over the Los Angeles Chargers, according to coach Pete Carroll.
"It really was kind of self-inflicted," Carroll said. Richard Sherman Jerseys "He took off for that ball. It was a great deep ball. And he left his feet to go get it and landed on his shoulder. He got crunched pretty good.
"It's an AC sprain, and it's going to be a bit. Russell Wilson Jerseys I don't want to throw a number on it, but he got hurt."
The injury occurred when Richardson made a diving 25-yard reception down the left sideline from Russell Wilson in the first quarter. Doug Baldwin Jerseys But he landed hard on his right shoulder and exited the game.
Richardson had been running with the starters ahead of Jermaine Kearse during training camp. Jimmy Graham Jerseys He had a strong finish to last season and is entering the final year of his contract.
With Richardson sidelined, Kearse and Tyler Lockett are the most likely candidates to take his place in the starting lineup opposite Doug Baldwin. Kearse has started 45 games the past three seasons. Kam Chancellor Jerseys Lockett spent most of the offseason recovering from a broken leg but has looked healthy during practice and is on track to be ready for the regular season. He did not participate in Sunday's preseason opener.