Late in last Sunday’s game, Jon Ryan took a vicious hit from Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett during a punt return. Fortunately Ryan, who has been one of Seattle’s best and most consistent players, should be okay moving forward (yes, he is a punter).
There has been a lot of coverage this week on big hits around the National Football League, so I should point out that Bennett’s hit was legal and did not appear to be malicious. If the league decides to start suspending players who deliver illegal blows, Bennett’s would not warrant punishment.
“We think Jon’s going to be all right,” Carroll told the media yesterday. “The docs thought he was going to be able to make it for the week. He’s pretty banged up.”
Even though he might be hurt, it is just good news that his injury is nothing serious. If you missed the big hit, check out the video below (after jump).