Richard Sherman won't have surgery

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will not undergo Tommy John elbow surgery, at least for now, he confirmed Tuesday in a text message to The Associated Press.

Dr. James Andrews advised Sherman to try to let his elbow heal on its own rather than have the surgery. Andrews will check on Sherman's elbow again in a month.

Sherman hurt his elbow during the second half of Seattle's 28-22 overtime win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 18.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had said Feb. 3 in a radio interview that Sherman might not require Tommy John surgery after all.

"He's not a pitcher, and he's not a left-hander. Sherm might not have to have that kind of surgery," Carroll said. "If he was a thrower he would."