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February 9, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Reports: CB Richard Sherman may not need elbow surgery

NFL.com is among those reporting that cornerback Richard Sherman may not need surgery on his ailing left elbow.

NFL.com, the league’s, official website writes that Sherman is being advised for now to try to let the elbow heal on its own.

This continues what has been a constant change in the apparent plan and severity of treatment for Sherman’s elbow since the Super Bowl.

It was initially reported that he might need Tommy John surgery (which wouldn’t require as long of a rehab for a football player as it would a baseball pitcher), something initially confirmed by coach Pete Carroll.

But Carroll said later on his radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle that Sherman might need a lesser surgery, if he needed anything done.

Now it appears the team is trying no surgery.

It has been confirmed that safety Earl Thomas is having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and that cornerback Jeremy Lane will have surgery on the left arm broken in the Super Bowl.

It remains unclear if safety Kam Chancellor will need surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his knee that he played with in the Super Bowl.

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