Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane left the first quarter of the Super Bowl with a broken arm, and it has been ruled as a significant injury.
The Seattle Seahawks literally had insult added to injury as their secondary was beat up in a Super Bowl 49 loss to the New England Patriots.
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Their defense was off to a good start as the game was scoreless until the second quarter, when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw an interception to Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane.
Lane injured himself while returning his pick though, and it turned out to be a broken arm. It has since been reported that Lane’s arm was significantly broken, as demonstrated by his inability to return to the game.
A large chunk of the Seahawks secondary played in the Super Bowl with injuries, so this only made matters worse for them.
The Patriots were able to use this to their advantage as they continually picked on Tharold Simon, who took over nickel corner duties for Lane.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network announced the severity of Lane’s injury on Twitter.
When Pete Carroll said #Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane had a significant break, what he meant: Compound fracture, both broken wrist bones.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2015