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Richard Sherman might not need Tommy John surgery after all

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It’s clear that Richard Sherman’s elbow is messed up (I was pre-med), but it might not be as messed up as it sounded at first.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday on 710 ESPN in Seattle that Sherman might not require Tommy John surgery to repair his injured elbow.

Carroll admitted he “might have been misled” when he said Monday that his cornerback would need the surgery that’s best known in baseball circles, since it’s named after a former pitcher (I was a history major after pre-med).

“He’s not a pitcher, and he’s not a left-hander. Sherm might not have to have that kind of surgery,” Carroll said. “If he was a thrower he would.”

Carroll did not specify what Sherman would have done, if he didn’t need ulnar collateral ligament replacement (pre-med pays off again!).

Sherman injured his elbow in the second half of the NFC Championship Game, and was still bothered by it Sunday night. The Patriots clearly targeted him early on, splitting tight end Rob Gronkowski out wide to see how well Sherman could tackle.

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59 Responses to “Richard Sherman might not need Tommy John surgery after all”
  1. rjpats says: Feb 3, 2015 4:18 PM

    Yeah, since he didn’t have to keep patting himself on the back after the game, it probably kept it from getting any worse.

  2. patswinyoucry says: Feb 3, 2015 4:20 PM

    LOL… Tommy John…

  3. jm91rs says: Feb 3, 2015 4:24 PM

    What kind of surgery would require him to keep his mouth closed for the entire off-season? That’s what he needs.

  4. metalman5150 says: Feb 3, 2015 4:26 PM

    Sherman knew that all people were created equally. But what he didn’t know was that the team name, REDSKINS, was created to ruin the lives of millions of Native Americans.

  5. cornerstone2001 says: Feb 3, 2015 4:27 PM

    He needs Tommy Boy surgery for his big, fat mouth !

  6. thelastwordyaheard says: Feb 3, 2015 4:28 PM

    that fearsome secondary really locked down the “finesse” Patriots.. particulary Edelman, that dude didn’t do anything all game

  7. abqhawk says: Feb 3, 2015 4:34 PM

    Even injured QB are afraid to throw to his side very often. They’re scared to! RESPECT!!!!!

  8. rjpats says: Feb 3, 2015 4:35 PM

    Quick point of order: Is he carrying a purse in that picture?

  9. faulkana says: Feb 3, 2015 4:35 PM

    After just receiving Tommy Brady surgery, they found it wasn’t necessary.
    24 to you, Shermy!
    Tell that new baby all about Malcolm Butler!

  10. thejuddstir says: Feb 3, 2015 4:42 PM

    PeeWee Sherman will do anything to keep his name in the news…….pathetic. I think he needs an oral surgeon to wire his mouth shut.

  11. fordmandalay says: Feb 3, 2015 4:43 PM

    I’d love to know what kind of elephant tranquilizer quality painkillers they shot him up with so he could play – I’ve had torn ligaments in my elbows (no Tommy John surgery either), not only was the pain excruciating every time I moved the arm, but no strength in it either. He wasn’t even wearing a brace for the game either, just a compression sleeve.

  12. bobsnygiants says: Feb 3, 2015 4:44 PM

    It’s all show with Sherman

  13. DrSteveBrule says: Feb 3, 2015 4:44 PM

    Sherman, Thomas, and Kam had significant injuries going into the game. Then Lane snapped his wrist forcing Maxwell into the slot and Simon, ugh, to cover the other side. Simon was clearly over matched and the Patriots took complete advantage of it. The difference between last year’s defense and this year’s was injuries. A healthy secondary wins that game.

  14. wdcskins says: Feb 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    Watching his face melt at Butler’s interception is easily the best television in my recent memory. So perfect that he ran his mouth right in the camera for the largest US TV audience in history, just to get served up some crow by an undrafted small school practice team soldier. Sherman, Baldwin, Irvin…classy guys that got the ending that they deserved.

  15. listenup823 says: Feb 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    He’s mad, bro

  16. neilpountney says: Feb 3, 2015 4:47 PM

    Quick point of order: Is he carrying a purse in that picture?

    No, its a European Satchel!!!!

  17. weepingjebus says: Feb 3, 2015 4:47 PM

    That picture makes him look like one of the Battlefield Earth guys.

  18. bobsnygiants says: Feb 3, 2015 4:47 PM

    All show with him.

  19. jeffesky says: Feb 3, 2015 4:49 PM

    thelastwordyaheard says:
    Feb 3, 2015 4:28 PM

    that fearsome secondary really locked down the “finesse” Patriots.. particulary Edelman, that dude didn’t do anything all game

    You can pick on the LOB all you want but the fact is those guys were hurting and neither Earl, Kam or Sherm would have played if it wasn’t the SB. In addition loosing Lane with a compound fractured arm killed us on the back end. He doesn’t get any press but he is just as important in the slot as Max and Sherm on the outside. Simon just isn’t ready for a team like the Pats. After he went out we got torched but still had a chance at the end. Great job by the whole team , super proud of our guys. Hats off to the Pats tremendous job by them.

  20. patsfan1820 says: Feb 3, 2015 4:50 PM

    He’ll be back in time for Week 1 probably. This is a good thing the league needs villains like him. I personally find the guy entertaining even if he is a d bag.

  21. JaminJake says: Feb 3, 2015 4:50 PM

    I don’t care about injuries. Denver made.it last year missing their LT, Two best CBs, and Von Miller.

    Injuries are part of the game and the Hawks has about a 97% probability of winning but they did not. That’s why they play the game people.

  22. jeffesky says: Feb 3, 2015 4:51 PM

    I want to say this to Pats fans as well. if your going to pick on the LOB then you must think Brandon Browner sucks? Gimie a break.

  23. bert1913 says: Feb 3, 2015 4:53 PM

    Carroll is starting to “mis-led” a lot of people in seattle

  24. longtimefanhtr says: Feb 3, 2015 4:53 PM

    PEDS work wonders.

  25. beastmode5150 says: Feb 3, 2015 4:55 PM

    Second most games missed by starters in the NFL, lost super bowl by 4 points. Look out.

  26. faulkana says: Feb 3, 2015 5:10 PM

    Here come the Seattle ExcuseHawks!
    whaaaa! everybody is hurt!
    whaaaaa! bad play calling!
    whaaaa! Our QB isn’t black enough!
    Whaaaaa! Everyone is mean to Marshawn!
    8-8 next year.
    Good God it was nice seeing that classless team and their Fresh-out-of-the-box fans dumped to the side of the road.

  27. tattooit says: Feb 3, 2015 5:15 PM

    beastmode5150
    Feb 3, 2015, 4:55 PM EST
    Second most games missed by starters in the NFL, lost super bowl by 4 points. Look out.

    ——————————————————

    The one year dynasty is over. Face it.

  28. mexxx27 says: Feb 3, 2015 5:22 PM

    You can add classless to the Patriots legacy next to the *

  29. doubleogator says: Feb 3, 2015 5:25 PM

    Sherman is the biggest Drama Queen in sports, period.

    And the Seahawk fans are the only ones that can think it’s ok to brag even when they get beat…

  30. thelastwordyaheard says: Feb 3, 2015 5:27 PM

    it’s fitting that with all of these loudmouth “look at me!” Hawks DBs, it’d be a quiet, humble Pats corner from West Alabama who’d make the play of the game.. poetic justice

  31. fmckenney says: Feb 3, 2015 5:29 PM

    A revelation without equivocation…I actually thought 49er bloggers demonstrated little class in winning or losing…but the Pats bloggers are a disgrace to their team and the NFL in general…seriously, if you really don’t have anything to add to the conversation, resist the temptation, we would all appreciate it.

  32. j0esixpack says: Feb 3, 2015 5:33 PM

    That’s good news for Sherman

    The bad news is it looks like his jaw became dislocated after Carroll opted not to let Lynch run the ball in for a TD and the INT resulted

  33. joetorontoalwaysgetshisman says: Feb 3, 2015 5:35 PM

    Fact: The Seahawks didn’t “lose” Lane. Edelman broke him, and then burned his replacement for the game winner.

  34. pdway says: Feb 3, 2015 5:38 PM

    Gut-busting SB loss not enough for all you Hawks haters, I guess.

    Isn’t it time to move onto some other target now that we’re no longer the champs?

    I hate the Niners, but don’t make a point of commenting negatively on every single Niners post with the same old tired lines.

  35. thelastwordyaheard says: Feb 3, 2015 5:40 PM

    can we quit crying about the injuries? The guy who stopped Lynch from plowing into the end zone with a minute left had been playing with a torn labrum for weeks

  36. cribbage12 says: Feb 3, 2015 5:50 PM

    His ears are in a weird location.

  37. packerfanwi1028 says: Feb 3, 2015 5:57 PM

    the seahawks little players have some bad boo boos and there fans have a lot of excuses

  38. whodat5150 says: Feb 3, 2015 6:00 PM

    Richard Sherman’s mouth is the reason I couldn’t cheer for Seattle in the Super Bowl. Since I’m a fan of good football, I do wish him a speedy recovery and a long NFL career.

  39. RE LEE says: Feb 3, 2015 6:10 PM

    No surgery needed. It’s just bruised ego.

  40. uwisheuwereapatsfan2 says: Feb 3, 2015 6:27 PM

    I am SHOCKED!!!

    I thought FOR SURE he’d never be able to move that arm again. So you’re now saying that it wasn’t that serious…that it was exaggerated…for what reason? More attention? More camera time? More press? I simply CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!!

  41. cboys4life2014 says: Feb 3, 2015 6:51 PM

    Guess he rubbed some adderall on it

  42. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 3, 2015 7:06 PM

    There sure is a lot of hate on this site.

  43. bencoates57 says: Feb 3, 2015 7:15 PM

    I’m sure it was just hysterical tendonitis after all. All he needs is a psychoanalyst.

  44. patsfan56 says: Feb 3, 2015 7:16 PM

    pdway says:
    Feb 3, 2015 5:38 PM

    Gut-busting SB loss not enough for all you Hawks haters, I guess.

    Isn’t it time to move onto some other target now that we’re no longer the champs?

    I hate the Niners, but don’t make a point of commenting negatively on every single Niners post with the same old tired lines.

    Are you SERIOUS??? How about all the crap us Patriots fans have to put up with… suck it up ..BRO

  45. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Feb 3, 2015 7:24 PM

    faulkana says:
    Feb 3, 2015 5:10 PM
    Here come the Seattle ExcuseHawks!
    whaaaa! everybody is hurt!
    whaaaaa! bad play calling!
    whaaaa! Our QB isn’t black enough!
    Whaaaaa! Everyone is mean to Marshawn!
    8-8 next year.
    Good God it was nice seeing that classless team and their Fresh-out-of-the-box fans dumped to the side of the road.

    ********************************
    What are you – 13?

  46. cboys4life2014 says: Feb 3, 2015 7:24 PM

    @pdway all the trash talking Hawk fans did all season and all the excuses for every loss they had pretty much set y’all up to be a target all offseason and we all love it

  47. patsdominate says: Feb 3, 2015 7:36 PM

    Pete Carroll should be fired …. He took over a Pats team that had just lost the Super Bowl and loaded with Talent and within 3 years he was fired … His rah rah style works for rookies and young players but soon Seattle’s establish players will tune him out … Especially after the play call that cost them the SB . Great game tho …. Rematch in SF next year !

  48. laserw says: Feb 3, 2015 7:49 PM

    You can take the combined IQ of the 12th man and still have something dumber than a seagull.

  49. broncos4ever says: Feb 3, 2015 7:49 PM

    hey sherm u mad bro ? poser

  50. pdway says: Feb 3, 2015 7:54 PM

    “Are you SERIOUS??? How about all the crap us Patriots fans have to put up with… suck it up ..BRO”

    yeah, I know it . . .no 48-hr mourning period though?

  51. zeke2517 says: Feb 3, 2015 7:56 PM

    He’s going to try to play defense in the NFL with a torn elbow ligament, eh? Sounds like a great idea.

  52. zeke2517 says: Feb 3, 2015 7:58 PM

    “Gut-busting SB loss not enough for all you Hawks haters, I guess.

    Isn’t it time to move onto some other target now that we’re no longer the champs?”

    Are you suggesting that the health of the self appointed Greatest Corner in the League is not news?

    Why don’t you Hawks fans crawl back into whatever hole you lived in before you learned that football existed sometime last year.

  53. ducksk says: Feb 3, 2015 8:04 PM

    No tommy john, but oral surgery to shut his oversize mouth.

  54. heelergirl says: Feb 3, 2015 8:27 PM

    Legion of Boom= bunch of pansies

  55. trybhumble says: Feb 3, 2015 9:52 PM

    The really interesting thing is to see if Seattle can keep wining next year. The changes are inevitable and already started with the DC leaving, some players have to leave also because salary cap issues and the league is going to catch with them, that’s the real test for a great team, there are a lot of one and done champions like the packers, saints and others that are at the bottom just after a few seasons like the giants, that’s why the Pats are the only real dynasty, only them have a real shot every year and that’s why all the losers hate them

  56. fmckenney says: Feb 3, 2015 10:46 PM

    I rest my case…Pats fans are the biggest group of cretins in all of sports. Here’s hoping we see you next year unless your team is facing suspensions for your teams habitual cheating.
    Go Hawks!!

  57. tank420 says: Feb 4, 2015 10:32 AM

    Hawks fans complaining about any other fan base is absolutely ridiculous! You guys are the worst and the whole country was rooting against you

  58. higheriqthanyou says: Feb 4, 2015 3:47 PM

    tank420 says: Feb 4, 2015 10:32 AM

    Hawks fans complaining about any other fan base is absolutely ridiculous! You guys are the worst and the whole country was rooting against you

    ====

    Not if you believe the polls.

    Deflategate soured the entire country to Pats.

  59. higheriqthanyou says: Feb 4, 2015 3:51 PM

    Mike Sando, ESPN.com ‏@SandoESPN • 20m20 minutes ago
    Brady with Avril on field: 15-23 passing, 106 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT, 24.8 QBR. No Avril: 22-27, 214 yds, 4 TD, 0 INT, 97.7 QBR. Coincidence?

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