According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Seahawks' All-Pro corner is dealing with torn ligaments in his elbow. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of Seattle's NFC Championship win over Green Bay. Sherman sprained his elbow while attempting to tackle James Starks as Kam Chancellor came in and hit Sherman's elbow by mistake.
The injury has put his status for the Super Bowl up in the air, but it sounds as though he'll be able to play through the pain. Head Coach Pete Carroll is also confident Sherman will be good to go vs. the Patriots in Super Bowl 49.
"Richard practiced in all the practices, and he looks to be fine," Carroll said Monday, referring to last week's practices. "He still has an elbow to take care of, but he's practiced well."
In 18 games this season including the playoffs, Sherman has grabbed six interceptions while receiving a 24.3 grade via Pro Football Focus. Assuming he plays, he still won't be 100%, and New England will likely test him early to get a feel of how well Sherman is feeling during the Super Bowl.