It might have cost him the beginning of the 2015 season, too.
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Lane left the game with a compound wrist fracture at the end of his interception return in the first quarter, ending his participation in the Super Bowl. Seahawksgeneral manager John Schneider revealed Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine that Lane also suffered a knee injury on the play, one that will require surgery.
The injury is a torn ACL, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday evening, per a source who has spoken to Lane.
The knee injury becomes Lane's chief concern, with a recovery time that could keep him off the field come September, Schneider said. The defensive back serves primarily as the team's nickelback, but has been an important piece in Seattle's defense. In three seasons in Seattle, Lane has recorded 53 tackles, six interceptions and a forced fumble as the less-heralded member of the Legion of Boom.
Replays of Simon heading in the opposite direction as Patriots receiver Julian Edelman hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass have been played countless times. With starting cornerback Byron Maxwell primed to hit free agency in March and Lane sidelined for the foreseeable future, it sounds like the Seahawks need to prepare for more of Simon in their secondary in 2015, unless they add another defensive back during the offseason.