The Seattle Seahawks have just finished wrapping up their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history with a 43-8 dominating win over the Denver Broncos inside MetLife Stadium, and they had to go about much of the fourth quarter without their star cornerback, Richard Sherman, who was carted back to the locker room prior to the clock running out.
It was reported by the team that Sherman suffered an ankle injury, but didn’t really elaborate any further. However, Sherman did return to the field on crutches and explained to Westwood One following the game that he actually suffered the injury in the first quarter, and just re-aggravated it later on.
Richard Sherman tells Westwood One he suffered a high ankle sprain early in the game and aggravated it in the fourth quarter.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 3, 2014
Because of the blowout score, it was rather easy to make the decision to just send Sherman back to the locker room. Had the score been a bit tighter, there’s no telling whether or not he may have returned to the field in any capacity.
Nonetheless, even with the ankle pain, everyone’s favorite loudmouth is a world champion.