The 2014 NFL season is over before it began for tailback Kory Sheets.
The 2013 Grey Cup MVP sustained a suspected Achilles injury in the Oakland Raiders' 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Friday night and will miss the entire 2014 campaign. The former Saskatchewan Roughrider took to Twitter after the game to confirm that his season was over.
"A dream deferred...out for the year," tweeted Sheets.
Sheets, 29, was said to have been one of two finalists for the Raiders' kick return duties with Latavius Murray the other.
This marks the second NFL training camp to end in an Achilles injury for the man who set the record for most rushing yards in a Grey Cup last year with 197. He incurred an Achilles injury in 2010 whilst attempting to crack the roster of the Miami Dolphins.
After tweeting that his season was over, Sheets also tweeted thanks to Roughriders fans for their support.