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WATCH: Charles Tillman discusses injury prior to Super Bowl 50

Injured Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman moves on the field before the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Longtime Bears defensive back Charles Tillman has waited a long time to play in another Super Bowl, but he’ll have to keep waiting.

Tillman will miss Sunday’s game against Denver after suffering a torn ACL in Carolina’s Week 17 win over the Buccaneers.

He discussed the injury in a recent interview with Fox Sports Radio.

.@peanuttillman on his season-ending injury & rooting on his @Panthers teammates in #SB50.

— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 3, 2016

Tillman, a two-time Pro Bowler during 12 seasons with Chicago, had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery during the Bears’ 29-17 loss to Indianapolis in the 2007 Super Bowl.

In a separate interview with Fox, Tillman was surprisingly upbeat about his situation, saying being forced to miss the game actually is “not difficult at all.”

Injured #Panthers CB Charles Tillman says he’ll be fine not playing in the #SB50 on Sunday.

— AtTheBuzzer (@TheBuzzerOnFOX) February 3, 2016

Stats via Pro-Football-Reference