The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Houston Texans 33-13 in Week 14 but the team did not come out of the game completely healthy. After the game, coach Pete Carroll gave some updates on the injured Seahawks and one player is going to be out for quite some time.
Perhaps the player Seattle that can least afford to lose is cornerback D.J. Reed. Reed suffered what Carroll called a chest contusion in the second half. By the way, is it just me or has Carroll used the word “contusion” more this season than ever?
A contusion is a bruise and while those can be painful, they don’t normally mean a player cannot play. Carroll said after the game that he didn’t “know the seriousness or anything about that. He got whacked pretty good.” This sounds a bit more serious than a bruise and it’s something that needs to be monitored during the week.
Seattle Seahawks injury updates after Week 14 victory
Defensive tackle and very good run defender Bryan Mone hurt his knee. Carroll called it a sprain but also said he wasn’t sure of the extent of the seriousness of the injury. In Week 13, Mone hurt his other knee but was able to play Week 14, obviously. Carroll seemed to imply that this injury might be a bit more serious, however.
The worst injury occurred to safety Gavin Heslop who had his leg pinned under Texans receiver Nico Collins when Collins was coming down with a catch with under 2 minutes left in the game. Heslop appeared to suffer a fractured leg. Heslop was left behind in Houston to have surgery as the rest of the team flew back to Seattle. The Seahawks should expect to be without Heslop for the remainder of the season.
No other Seahawks appeared to suffer injuries and, thankfully, running back Rashaad Penny played the entire game without re-injuring anything. Penny had an explosive game (137 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries). He will likely be the lead back the rest of the season if his health holds up.