Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman
January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) intercepts a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Reuters

Richard Sherman, star cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, suffered a sprained elbow during their NFC Championship Game versus the Green Bay Packers but should be able to play in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb 1, 2014.

Sherman collided with teammate Kam Chancellor in one of the Seahawks’ running plays and Sherman was caught in pain by the cameras after the incident. Sherman still played in the second half even after getting hurt but was seen favouring his left arm.

The Seahawks were down for most of the game, including 16-0 at the halftime break and 19-7 early with just over two minutes to go in the game but came back to win the game 28-22 in overtime. Sherman was credited with 4 total tackles in the comeback victory.

Sherman also took time to thank his followers on Twitter for the well wishes on the injury and admitted that he’s banged up but will be ready for the big game.

Way to fight along side us today 12s

— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 19, 2015

Thank you everyone for the prayers! Banged up but I will be ok — Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 19, 2015

Sherman confirmed the injury to but also said that he’d be ready for the New England Patriots in the championship game to be held in Glendale, Arizona.

"Both those guys were in dire straits if they could play [after the injuries Sunday] and they didn't flinch," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said to ”Not for a second. Their courage and heart couldn't have been more evident. Their willingness to throw their body out there was so impressive. Earl had a brace on his shoulder, and Richard couldn't straighten his arm out.”

Also injured against the Packers game is Earl Thomas, who hurt his shoulder but like Sherman, will play in the Super Bowl.

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