49ers' Richard Sherman reportedly dealing with hamstring strain

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain in Sunday's Week 14 win over the New Orleans Saints, reports Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Sherman has played through injuries in the past, but a Grade 2 strain typically requires a multi-week absence. His loss would be a downgrade for the 49ers' secondary, though they may opt to hold him out until the postseason. The 49ers will play the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15, followed by the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks to finish out the year.

Sherman is Pro Football Focus' top overall ranked corner this season.