Richard Sherman will play in the Super Bowl. We can guarantee that right now. But how fit Richard Sherman will be come kick-off in Arizona on February 1 is definitely open to plenty of debate and speculation.

It was confirmed Monday that the star cornerback suffered an elbow sprain in the Seahawks’ incredible NFC Championship Game 28-22 victory against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.

Though reports coming out of Seattle suggest that Seahawks’ fans should not be worried with Sherman’s injury status, the reality is that he will be somewhat hindered during the Super Bowl.


For the average person, an elbow sprain takes around four weeks to recover from, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. But obviously we are not talking about an average person, we are talking about Richard Sherman.

When you consider the aid in terms of expert painkillers and the sheer fact that Sherman is an athlete at the top of his profession, his recovery from injury will be faster than most. However, there is still the high possibility that Sherman will play in the Super Bowl with some kind of splint or cast, thus severely affecting his mobility and agility.




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