Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane has compound fracture in left arm

Monday February 2nd, 2015

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane suffered a compound fracture to his left arm during Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

The team announced on Monday that Lane had a "significant" broken arm, and Rapoport reports he broke both of the wrist bones in his left arm. Lane broke the arm after returning his interception of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the first quarter. After the interception -- the first of Lane's career -- in the end zone, Lane returned the ball 14 yards before he was tackled. Upon falling to the ground, he stuck out his left arm to brace his fall, jamming it into the ground.

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Lane was initially ruled doubtful to return before being downgraded to out.

His interception played a significant role in the first quarter ending in a scoreless tie. Over his career, Brady had thrown 140 touchdown passes and two interceptions in the red zone before Lane's pick.

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The Seahawks also confirmed on Monday that cornerback Richard Sherman will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. John Clayton of ESPN first reported the news after the game. Sherman reportedly played through torn ligaments in the elbow.

The Patriots ended up winning Super Bowl XLIX, 28-24. Brady was named Super Bowl MVP for the third time in his career and also set the Super Bowl record for completions with 37.

Mike Fiammetta

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