At least Kam Chancellor made a major impact in the short time he was on the field. The Seattle Seahawks safety was injured in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII, per Will Brinson of CBSSports.com:
Kam Chancellor is down on the field right now. No bueno for the Seahawks.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) February 3, 2014
ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini reported that the injury occurred on the kickoff following the Seahawks taking a 15-0 lead:
Chancellor is everywhere. made tackle on KO, but he was shaken up.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) February 3, 2014
Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman noted Chancellor was receiving attention to his lower-back area:
Chancellor receiving medical attention to lower back.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 3, 2014
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News later reported that Chancellor suffered a thigh injury and that the Seahawks star would likely make a return:
S Kam Chancellor has a thigh injury. His return is probable ... Very probable, actually, since he's been on the field for a while.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) February 3, 2014
Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times reported that DeShawn Shead would replace Chancellor in the secondary:
Deshawn Shead is playing at strong safety for Kam Chancellor, who was injured on the kickoff return.— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) February 3, 2014
It was a bit bittersweet that Chancellor was hurt after the touchdown set up by his interception of Peyton Manning in the first quarter.
As big as this game is, the Seattle safety likely won't be off the field for very long.