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Report: Demaryius Thomas separated shoulder in Super Bowl XLVII

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It was small consolation at the end of a dreadful night, but Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas did walk out of MetLife Stadium with a Super Bowl record.

Thomas’ 13 catches were the most by any player in a single Super Bowl and it seems he may have caught most of those passes with an injured shoulder. Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver reports that Thomas separated his shoulder in the first quarter of the game.

It’s not clear whether the injury was suffered on the hit that safety Kam Chancellor delivered after Thomas’ first catch of the game. The hit was later cited by both linebacker Bobby Wagner and coach Pete Carroll as a significant moment in setting the tone for the game.

Thomas, who fumbled after a catch in the third quarter, has several months to rehab before he’ll need to be back on the field. He may miss or be limited for some or all of the team’s OTAs, but should be ready when training camp gets underway this summer.

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18 Responses to “Report: Demaryius Thomas separated shoulder in Super Bowl XLVII”
  1. newenglandsports11 says: Feb 4, 2014 5:36 PM

    Gotta give him credit, he got LEVELED and popped right back up.

  2. qdog112 says: Feb 4, 2014 5:37 PM

    Kam busted his shoulder. He also fumbled later with the ball in his left arm. Still he was all they had and played like he usually does.

    He was the best Broncos player on the field, yet Nate Irving’s strip of the Jermaine Kearse TD pass, was the best Broncos play of the game.

  3. beastmode5150 says: Feb 4, 2014 5:41 PM

    KAMTRAK tends to do that.

  4. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 4, 2014 5:42 PM

    The offensive game plan of the Broncos seemed so timid that it may have led to Thomas’ injury. Peyton was taking tiny 3-step drops and unloading balls to receivers 2 yards past the line of scrimmage – and they were tacked with zero YAC. Anything beyond a 3-step drop had Peyton’s feet looking like you were watching a fast-forward through a River Dance routine.

    Even Ramirez’ snap over Peyton’s head seemed like a complete diaper-filling panic job.

    One team came into that game with the mentality of an executioner. And the other team came in as if it was hoping for the clemency call from the governor. The call did not come. The best team won.

  5. swaggyy says: Feb 4, 2014 5:54 PM

    That’s what happens when you go over the middle against the LOB. Ice up son

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 4, 2014 5:56 PM

    Kam dropped the Bey Bey.

  7. qdog112 says: Feb 4, 2014 5:57 PM

    The botched snap was all on Peyton. Please note that the entire OL moved out on the snap. Only Peyton was not prepared for the snap. Replay shows it was all on Manning and not Ramirez.

  8. stealthjunk says: Feb 4, 2014 6:00 PM

    I don’t really understand how that hit “set the tone” for the game considering that the LOB couldn’t stop Thomas the rest of the game after that hit supposedly made him afraid. He bounced right back up and caught a record 13 passes with a TD. Also don’t forget that the Seahawks pulled him down twice on two long pass interference penalties after he had beaten the secondary on deep routes (smart plays by the CBs btw to stop the bigger play, but they were beaten nonetheless). Heck, Maxwell even tried to tackle Thomas on the TD pass before the ball arrived and couldn’t stop him. The Seahawks undoubtedly shut down the rest of the Broncos’ offense, but they had no answer for Demaryius Thomas.

  9. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Feb 4, 2014 6:20 PM

    But Decker still thinks Seattle isn’t physical

  10. mataug says: Feb 4, 2014 6:28 PM

    the best thing that Josh did while he was the HC of the Broncos

    notice how unlike the pre-ACL-injury Revis, Sherman doesn’t cover the opposing team’s best WR… he simply stayed right (of the offense), fits well in the system that Pete wants to run with the Seahawks

  11. russellwilsonismymvp says: Feb 4, 2014 6:31 PM

    Bam Bam is one of the hardest CLEAN hitters in the NFL. Shout out to another fearsome hitter Mr. Navarro Bowman. Hope your surgery went well and that you’re back stronger than ever next season! It’s going to be a dog fight in the West this year and it wouldn’t be the same without you.

    Whoever wins the NFCW this coming season wins the SB as well.

  12. peymax1693 says: Feb 4, 2014 8:32 PM

    Thomas certainly earned my respect hearing that he played almost the entire game with a separated shoulder. At least nobody can call him “soft.”

    BTW qdog112, Manny Ramirez said the botched snap was his fault because he thought Peyton called for the ball to be snapped. But don’t let the truth get in the way of your wanting to criticize Manning.

  13. shatho1 says: Feb 4, 2014 8:40 PM

    last I remember the 49ers and the ravens played in SB XLVII. The broncos and the seahawks played in SB XLVIII.

  14. doe22us says: Feb 4, 2014 9:46 PM

    D. Thomas is a stud..

  15. therooneyskilledwebster says: Feb 4, 2014 9:46 PM

    peymax don’t believe your lyin’ eyes. Replay confirmed the ENTIRE line moved with Ramirez. Explain that. The team is obviously trying to do as much damage control as possible to protect Manning’s forever broken image. Three Super Bowls with 5 TD passes (only 3 to his teammates) and 4 INTs . Great regular season QB who was able to pad his stats, especially against bottom dwellers and in garbage time. His teams career losing postseason record speaks for itself. When it’s crunch time in the postseason he doesn’t belong in the conversation with the likes of Montana, Brady and Bradshaw. That, peymax, is gospel.

  16. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 4, 2014 10:43 PM

    Revis with one more career interception then Sherm despite playing over twice as long? That Revis?

  17. scw1993 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:30 AM

    peymax1693 says: Feb 4, 2014 8:32 PM

    Thomas certainly earned my respect hearing that he played almost the entire game with a separated shoulder. At least nobody can call him “soft.”

    BTW qdog112, Manny Ramirez said the botched snap was his fault because he thought Peyton called for the ball to be snapped. But don’t let the truth get in the way of your wanting to criticize Manning.
    ——————————————————
    He deserves every criticism leveled at him.

  18. grruffgrruff says: Feb 5, 2014 12:45 PM

    @qdog112
    Please note that the entire OL moved out on the snap.

    @therooneyskilledwebster
    Replay confirmed the ENTIRE line moved with Ramirez. Explain that.

    Easy.
    The entire line always moves once the ball is snapped.

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