Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was shaken up early in the game, but he managed to stay on the field and contribute to the dominating Seahawks performance. Unfortunately, his night came to an early end after suffering an ankle injury while breaking up a pass to Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
Sherman showed up on the field after the game to celebrate the win with his teammates, but he was sporting a heavy ankle brace and some crutches.
Once the dust settled, it was reported that Sherman suffered a high ankle sprain during the game.
Sherman explained how the injury occurred during the post-game press conference.
“Demaryius ran a screen, I drove down on the screen and got hit kind of awkwardly, and my foot was stuck in the ground,” Sherman told the media. “Later on they ran a curl route, I tried to break on it, it was an awkward break and you just feel the crumbles and the pops in the ankles. It sucked.”
The good news is that the Seahawks now have the entire offseason to relax and get healthy, before getting back on the field for OTAs and training camp as they look to successfully defend their Super Bowl title in 2014.