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February 4, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Kam Chancellor played through MCL injury in Super Bowl, according to Seahawks.com

Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor played with a torn MCL and a bone bruise in his left knee in the Super Bowl, according to a story this afternoon on Seahawks.com, the team’s official web site.

Chancellor was not available to talk during the time media was in the locker room Tuesday. But he told Seahawks.com the details of the injury he suffered during practice on Friday.

“Shoot, my injury happened two days before the game and they told me I wasn’t going to be able to play,” Chancellor is quoted as saying. “They told me, ‘Torn MCL and bone bruise.’ I was mad. I was frustrated. But at the end of the day, I was able to play.”

Chancellor played the entire game and made 10 tackles, seven of which were solo tackles. Asked about his injury after the Super Bowl Chancellor said only that “it’s football. Nobody’s 100 percent.”

Asked about Chancellor’s injury Monday, coach Pete Carroll did not give a specific diagnosis but said it may have been related to a previous knee injury, and also called Chancellor’s ability to play “super human.”

“He may have had an earlier injury from years past, which he did wear a brace at times earlier in his career, that may indicate why he was able to come back so fast, maybe some of the damage was from before,” Carroll said. “But he had a hurt knee and got really banged hard on it. He just woke up the next morning with all of the resolve and all of the prayers that were sent his way and he was ready to go. And then he woke up the next morning on Sunday morning and said ‘I can do this.’ And they strapped him up and he went out there and played. It was a superhuman thing that he pulled off.

Carroll said he thought Chancellor played without much limitations.

It seemed like he did fine,” Carroll said. “Again I haven’t seen the film but I think he did fine. We were watching early to see if he was moving well enough and all of that and everybody said and all indications were he was fine.”

Carroll said Chancellor may have to have surgery.

As detailed in the linked Seahawks.com story, cornerback Richard Sherman played with an elbow injury that will require surgery and safety Earl Thomas played with a torn labrum in his shoulder that may also require surgery. And cornerback Jeremy Lane, the team’s starting nickel, broke his left arm in the first quarter and also will have surgery.

 

 

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