The surgery, most common among baseball pitchers, shouldn't be a long-term problem for Sherman -- who doesn't make a living throwing a ball. However, the rehab could be a grueling process.
Carroll added that corner Jeremy Lane suffered a "significant" broken arm, which caused him to miss three-plus quarters of Sunday's game after the third-year player picked off Tom Brady. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport later reported that Lane has a compound fracture, both broken wrist bones. The first-quarter injury proved to be big as the Pats picked on Lane's replacement Tharold Simon. Lane will need offseason surgery.
Rapoport reported Monday that star safety Earl Thomas will seek a second opinion on the shoulder injury, which he suffered during the NFC Championship Game. The expectation, however, is that Thomas will need surgery.