You Can’t Unsee the Horrific Broken Arm Suffered by Jeremy Lane


If you watched Super Bowl XLIX live, you saw Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane make a great play and intercept New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone. It should have been a great moment for Lane–his first career interception during the biggest game of the year. But then all of sudden, Lane was taken off the field with an apparent arm injury. For some reason, NBC did not replay the full replay of the play and injury. At our Super Bowl viewing party, we all wondered what happened. Well, now we know. If you have a weak stomach, don’t look. Jeremy Lane suffered a gruesome broken arm that could be one of the worst on-field injuries in the history of pro football. Prayers up for the Seattle cornerback.

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Jeremy Lane #20 of the Seattle Seahawks breaks his arm after an interception as he is tackled by Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots in the first quarter during Super Bowl XLIX (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images).

After the game, the Seahawks confirmed Lane suffered a “significant” broken arm. Lane broke both of the wrist bones (per’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. His left arm jammed into the ground and snapped.

The Footage is Graphic

We feel horrible for Lane. This was his first Super Bowl appearance and as we mentioned, 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 New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor yelling for help from the sideline after his sack snapped the leg of Washington quarterback Joe Theismann? 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. Where does the broken arm of Jeremy Lane rank on your list? Take a look and let us know your choice.