Seattle Seahawks superstar cornerback Richard Sherman entered the Super Bowl as one of the most talked-about players, but he exited the Super Bowl with more comments regarding his injury than his play on the field. That’s what happens when you take the guy you were covering for most of the night out of the game, as Sherman saw most of his time against burner Eric Decker. Most playing without safety help, Sherman completely owned Decker in coverage, as the Broncos wideout finished with just one reception for six yards on five targets. That’s an average of 1.2 yards per attempt, and he had as many receptions as Sherman had passes defended.
His quietly great game ended with an injury, and it was actually the second time he went down during the game. It looks like they were related, as it seemed like he only suffered a stinger before going down a second time and writhing on the ground in pain. Sherman was carted off the sidelines and immediately ruled “doubtful” with a right ankle injury.
We now know that Richard Sherman has officially be diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, as he told reporters after the game that the results of his X-rays came up negative. This injury doesn’t mean anything now that the season is over, as he has months to recover before offseason activities start up again.