Super Bowl Injury: Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane Makes You Turn Away
If you watched Super Bowl XLIX live, you saw Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane intercept Tom Brady in the end zone and then be taken off the field with an apparent arm injury. For some reason, viewers never got a replay of the injury. At our Super Bowl viewing party, we all wondered what happened at the end of the play. Well, now we know. If you have a weak stomach, don’t look at the footage.
After the game, the Seahawks confirmed that Lane suffered a “significant” broken arm. Lane broke both of the wrist bones (per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport) in his left arm while returning the Brady interception out of the end zone. Lane stuck out his left arm to brace his fall to the turf from a Julian Edelman tackle. He left arm jammed into the ground and snapped.
Jeremy Lane had arm surgery immediately after injury, during Super Bowl. "I woke up we were on the 1-yd line. Enough said." #Seahawks
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 11, 2015
We feel horrible for Lane. This was his first Super Bowl appearance and his first career interception. The significance of the game could push this injury into sports most gruesome injuries. Who doesn’t remember the 1985 Monday Night Football game and the video of Giants LB Lawrence Taylor yelling for help from the sideline after his sack snapped Washington QB Joe Theismann’s leg? We are curious, is the Lane injury now the most gruesome injury in sports? The New York Daily News put together a list of the most horrible sports injury ever. Take a look and let us know your choice.