Richard Sherman to Avoid Tommy John Elbow Surgery for Now

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Richard Sherman will not undergo Tommy John elbow surgery, at least for now, sources told ESPN's John Clayton.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Richard Sherman will not undergo Tommy John elbow surgery, at least for now, sources told ESPN’s John Clayton.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will not undergo Tommy John elbow surgery, at least for now, sources told ESPN’s John Clayton, confirming multiple reports.

Dr. James Andrews advised Sherman to try and let his elbow heal on its own, rather than have the surgery. Andrews will check on Sherman’s elbow again in a month.

Sherman hurt his elbow during the second half of Seattle’s 28-22 overtime win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 18.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last Tuesday in a radio interview that Sherman might not require Tommy John surgery after all.

“He’s not a pitcher, and he’s not a left-hander. Sherm might not have to have that kind of surgery,” he said. “If he was a thrower he would.”

SOURCE: ESPN