Kam Chancellor played Super Bowl with very serious injury that may require surgery


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We already knew that Seahawks safety had suffered a knee injury in practice two days before the Super Bowl, but we had no idea how serious it was. Seattle listed Chancellor as probable for the big game, but there was a much serious issue that he was dealing with.

According to ESPN, Chancellor was playing on a torn MCL that may require offseason surgery. The safety said he wasn't sure if he would be able to play, even though he was listed as probable.

"They told me I wasn't going to be able to play," he said. "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. My teammates came to me. They prayed with me. That's when it hit me. Why am I mad? I've got to be grateful for how I'm feeling right now. There are some people out there worse than me.

"I could have had a broken knee and not been able to play. So I just prayed for health and happiness. I prayed for peace and just to be able to make it to the game and play as much as I could for my teammates."

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Chancellor definitely didn't look like a guy that was injured because he had 10 tackles, including one for loss.

But with the safety's injury, the Legion of Boom has taken another hit and is very banged up going into the offseason. Richard Sherman needs Tommy John surgery, Jeremy Lane snapped his arm in half and now Chancellor played with a torn MCL.

Hopefully all of them can make speedy recoveries.