Pete Carroll shares Seahawks All-Pro injury update
The Seattle Seahawks are dealing with a handful of injuries ahead of their Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons. While some injuries are more serious than others, head coach Pete Carroll provided an injury update on one of the team’s biggest stars.
During his Wednesday press conference with reporters, Carroll shared updates on a few injuries, including All-Pro safety Jamal Adams. Adams fell in the first half of the team’s season opener against the Denver Broncos with a torn quad while trying to sack former teammate Russell Wilson. Although the initial report suggested Adams would miss the entire season, Carroll did not confirm that on Wednesday.
“The operation went well, he is resting at home and will be there for a while,” Carroll said. told reporters. He also said it was unclear how long Adams would be out, including not ruling out star safety for the remainder of the 2022 season.
Carroll also noted defensive lineman Shelby Harris was out on personal business, while offering a positive outlook on guard Damien Lewis, who has a good chance to play on Sunday.
A tough race of luck for Jamal Adams
Jamal Adams has spent his NFL career as one of football’s most exciting point guards. However, health issues continued to keep him off the field longer than he would like, especially in Seattle.
Adams was a star high school freshman fresh out of high school in Texas. He was a 5-star safety and one of the top 40 players in the nation before committing to play for the LSU Tigers. He continued to be a sensational point guard at the college level, earning All-SEC honors in each of his final two seasons. In three years with the program, Adams racked up 209 total tackles with 18 tackles for loss and five interceptions.
After a stellar college career, Adams decided to turn pro and was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He spent three years with the team, even earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2019 before asking for a trade to Seattle.
Adams had great success with the Seahawks, winning a Pro Bowl and a second-team All-Pro with the team in 2020. Although he had great success, injuries kept him off the field every year, missing four games in 2020 with a groin problem, then missing another five games in 2021 with a torn labrum.
With the last quad injury ripped this season, Adams has had a bad luck streak with injuries for three straight years, and Seahawks fans are hoping he can shake off the injury bug in 2023 and beyond.
Who replaces Jamal Adams?
Replacing Adams is no easy task for a defense, and anyone stepping in for him has the impossible task of trying to make up for the absence of an All-Pro. Veteran safety Josh Jones has been tasked with that task this season.
Jones was a second-round pick in the same draft as Adams, traveling to Green Bay to play for the Packers. He was released after only a few seasons with the team before spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.
The veteran safety finally came to Seattle at the end of last season and played at a high enough level to end the year. However, Jones considered retiring this offseason, but was encouraged to return by Pete Carroll.
With Adams now out, Jones will have the opportunity to prove his worth after bouncing around the league over the past few years.
Heavier on Seahawks News
Loading more stories