Two key members of the Seattle Seahawks’ top-ranked defense suffered injuries, but they’re still expected to play in the Super Bowl.
MRIs revealed Monday that cornerback Richard Sherman strained his left elbow and free safety Earl Thomas dislocated his left shoulder during the Seahawks’ 28-22 NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers, per ESPN. Both should be a go for Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.
A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter via text that “Earl will play in the Super Bowl, don’t even waste any time on the story.”
Sherman and Thomas finished Sunday’s game despite their injuries. Sherman played the fourth quarter with his left arm close to his body, while Thomas returned in the second half with a harness for his shoulder.
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