Earl Thomas having shoulder surgery

ESPN logo
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas is having surgery to repair a fully torn labrum in his left shoulder, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Thomas separated the shoulder during the NFC Championship Game but returned to finish out the victory and started in the team's Super Bowl XLIX loss to the New England Patriots.

A key cog in Seattle's Legion of Boom defense, Thomas is expected to be 100 percent by the start of training camp.

Thomas is the third member of the Seahawks' vaunted defense known to have played through a worse-than-expected injury during the Super Bowl. Strong safety Kam Chancellor played with a torn MCL and cornerback Richard Sherman may need Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

Related Video