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Seattle All-Pro Richard Sherman likely will need Tommy John elbow surgery

Elbow surgery appears next for Seattle All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. (Associated Press)
Elbow surgery appears next for Seattle All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. (Associated Press)
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PHOENIX – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman played the Super Bowl with torn ligaments in his left elbow and will likely need Tommy John surgery in the offseason.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday it was his understanding that Sherman would need the surgery after the All-Pro cornerback was injured in the NFC championship game against Green Bay.

“I’m just telling you, his will to play through that in this game … never wavered. Never wavered,” Carroll said.

Sherman played in the Seahawks’ 28-24 loss to New England without a brace on the elbow and did not appear to be impeded by the injury. He was asked after the game if he was 100 percent healthy.

“In football you’re never 100 percent. We were good enough to go. We went out there and played. There is no excuse,” he said.

All-Pro safety Earl Thomas also may need surgery to have the labrum in his left shoulder repaired and strong safety Kam Chancellor may need knee surgery.

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