Richard Sherman could require surgery

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Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks faces Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Star Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman may require Tommy John surgery during the offseason to repair torn ligaments in his left elbow, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday.

Sherman suffered an elbow injury in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. However, he played through the Super Bowl and didn’t miss a snap.

Tommy John surgery repairs a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow. It is a common surgery, and is often performed on MLB pitchers.

Before the Super Bowl, Sherman said his injured elbow would not be a factor in how he played the game.

Carroll doesn’t think Sherman will miss any time next year due to the surgery.

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