Here’s What Earl Thomas Said to Richard Sherman Moments After His Season-Ending Leg Break
Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas ran into some bad luck against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. While going to intercept a Cam Newton pass, Thomas collided with teammate Kam Chancellor, fracturing the tibia in his left leg.
After the game, which Seattle won 40-7, Thomas gave Seahawks fans a heart attack and sent Twitter into a frenzy by tweeting that he was considering retirement. However, his remarks to fellow Legion of Boom member Richard Sherman just moments after the injury ought to reassure fans that the situation may not be that dire.
ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia asked Sherman what Thomas said to him while he was lying on the ground after the collision. And it turns out that, even though it was obvious that he’d suffered a pretty serious injury, all Earl Thomas could think about was making plays.
“He said, ‘That was a hell of a break by me,'” Sherman told Kapadia. “And it was. It was a perfect break. He said, ‘I read that.’ That’s Earl being Earl. He wasn’t talking about the injury at all. He said he read that play. He was waiting on that. And he made a play.”
If I were you, I wouldn’t take Thomas off the 2017 fantasy draft board just yet.
Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]