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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman carted off the field after ankle injury

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman finally met an opponent he could not stifle.

An injury.

Sherman injured himself breaking up a pass to Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas with a little more than 11 minutes remaining in the game. He sustained an ankle injury, was carted off the field and taken to Seattle’s locker room. Seattle had a 43-8 advantage when Sherman exited the game.

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The injury was surely bittersweet for Sherman. He spent the afternoon shutting down any receiver who lined up against him. Sherman’s presence led to Denver’s three turnovers prior to his injury. And then he had to watch his team finish the Super Bowl from the locker room.

However, his team dominated Denver, and it will be much easier to rehabilitate that ankle during the offseason after Sunday’s performance

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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