The Seahawks season just ended but general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll are likely already looking ahead to the 2023 season. Injuries might already be factoring into the future view. Several Seattle players have been dealing with injuries suffered during the past year and could be struggling with them into next season.
Let’s start with possibly the most hopeful if one can call it that. Linebacker Alton Robinson at times has shown promise as a pass rusher. In 2020, Robinson had 4 sacks in 14 games and 5 tackles for loss. He was a rookie that year. In 2021, Robinson played on a few more snaps, but recorded just 1 sack but had the same amount of tackles for loss and almost as many quarterback hits.
But prior to 2022, Robinson injured his knee, was placed on Injured Reserve and ended up missing the entire season. It was expected that he would come back at some point during the 2022 campaign but he did not as his recovery was slow. One can wonder why this was or whether Robinson might ever be fully healthy again. According to Carroll, Robinson has “a ways from getting back and making it back to full speed.” For the ever-hopeful Carroll, that status seems dire.
Some Seahawks are already injury concerns entering the 2023 season
Defensive tackle Bryan Mone, per Carroll, had a “difficult surgery” – something every fan never wants to hear nor does the player or likely his family – on his knee after he hurt his leg in Week 15. Carroll said there was “more stuff going on than we thought” and basically said there is no timeframe for his return. Could Mone miss a bunch of time including a lot of 2023? Sounds that way.
Finally, once and hopefully future superstar Jamal Adams is still trying to come back from an injury he suffered in Week 1. Adams, sadly, always seems to be hurt but his most recent quadriceps injury is likely the worst injury of his career. Adams is moving around and walking but that sounds more hopeful for a human being in general than an NFL player.
Carroll said Adams has “a long recovery” ahead of him and the process of that recovery will go into the summer. As a reminder, it’s still January. There is a very real chance that if and when Adams returns it won’t be until into the 2023 season and who knows if he will be 100 percent healthy ever again based on his injury history.