Seattle Seahawks have had a rough week and so have several of their stars players. News came out of Seattle shortly after the Seahawks' 28-24 loss in the Super Bowl that defensive stars Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Jeremy Lane were all due in for surgery.
Some of the complications for 'The Legion of Boom' are more severe than others but it seems that arguably the NFL's best safety, Earl Thomas, is definitely in the worst shape after it was revealed that the diminutive beast has suffered a fully torn shoulder labrum and separated shoulder.
Played through the pain
The most incredible part of this is that Thomas knew of his injury going into the Super Bowl and played through the excruciating pain. In the end it didn't pay off as Seattle went down in the big game and now Seattle's leader is set to miss between six to eight months, with shoulder surgery for the star imminent.
"Earl Thomas was more banged up in Super Bowl XLIX than previously imagined," NFL.com reported on Thursday.
"NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Seahawks' star safety played against the Patriots with a separated shoulder and a torn labrum, per a source informed of the situation. The four-time All-Pro selection will undergo surgery and miss six to eight months."
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Disrupting next season
Regardless of whether or not Thomas is out of for six or eight months the news that he is due to go under the knife is a blow nonetheless.
Should Thomas's recovery take eight months he would be due back a month into the 2015 NFL season. And with the NFC West hotting up every season, Seattle can ill afford to be without arguably their most important defender.
Alternatively, even if Thomas is out for a best case scenario of six months it will still mean that the safety's training camp and pre-season will be severely disrupted.