Denver Broncos free safety Darian Stewart will play in the Super Bowl despite having a sprained knee, he told reporters on Monday’s media night.
Stewart sustained the injury in his team’s AFC Championship Game victory against the New England Patriots on Jan. 24. He finished the game with three tackles and an interception.
In 15 games this season, Stewart has 63 combined tackles. The six-year NFL veteran will appear in his first Super Bowl on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Stewart, who played college ball at South Carolina, signed with the St. Louis Rams as a free agent after the 2010 draft and played with the team until 2013. He then played one season with the Baltimore Ravens, before signing with the Broncos in March.
The Panthers and Broncos meet in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.