Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has an elbow sprain and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLIX.

By SI Wire
January 19, 2015

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has an elbow sprain and is expected to play in Super Bowl XLIX, reports Ed Werder of ESPN.

Earlier on Monday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said both Sherman and safety Earl Thomas were having MRIs on Monday.

Sherman injured his left elbow during Sunday's NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers and was clearly favoring the arm late in the game. He said afterward that he will "100 percent be able to play" in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.

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Albert Breer of NFL Network first reported that Sherman's MRI showed a sprained elbow.

Thomas dislocated his shoulder in the second quarter Sunday and received treatment in the locker room. He finished the game wearing a harness.

Carroll also discussed Seattle's critical onside kick late in the game. After scoring a touchdown to cut the Packers' lead to 19-14 with 2:09 remaining, the Seahawks recovered an onside kick that later set up their go-ahead touchdown.

"We could have easily have kicked the ball deep," Carroll said. "But we felt really good about going for [the onside kick]."

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As for the Seahawks' Super Bowl opponent, Seattle will be facing a team in the New England Patriots that it has played just twice since 2008. The Seahawks won the last matchup, a 24-23 game in Seattle in 2012, thanks to a three-touchdown performance by quarterback Russell Wilson.

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