Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and Safety Earl Thomas were both injured in the NFC Championship game, but managed to recover.
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Despite a pair of injury scares for two of the All-Pro defenders on the Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman should be healthy enough to play in Superbowl XLIX.
Thomas and Sherman, both of whom were named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams for 2014, both suffered arm and shoulder injuries in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers which caused them both to miss various series’ and key plays. Thankfully it didn’t prevent them from winning the game, as the Seahawks overcame a 19-7 deficit late in the fourth quarter and won in overtime 28-22.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Earl Thomas suffered a dislocated shoulder, but added that one of his sources in the team had remarked that Thomas would play in Superbowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.
Text on Seahawks S Earl Thomas, who has a dislocated shoulder: “Earl will play in the Super Bowl, don’t even waste any time on the story.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2015
Richard Sherman, by the same token, was able to play the final few drives of the game with one arm apparently, and should be all healed up in time to play against Patriots All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis is a CB duel to determine who is the best in the NFL.