RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks will be without safety safety Kam Chancellor for the rest of the season due to a neck injury he suffered earlier this month, coach Pete Carroll said Monday.
Carroll announced the news during his weekly radio show on KIRO-AM. The chancellor was hurt late in Seattle's victory over Arizona on November 9 while making an inning. Carroll was not clear if Chancellor would return in the future.
"It really depends on him," Carroll said.
Chancellor spent his entire career in Seattle, becoming incumbent in 2011 The Chancellor recently spent time away from the team while meeting with doctors to determine the severity of his injury and possible courses of action.
Chancellor was apparently injured at the end of the victory over the Cardinals while attacking Andre Ellington with only two minutes remaining. . He stayed in one more play before leaving to be treated on the bench. Bradley McDougald has gone with Chancellor out of the game.
Carroll also announced that defensive end Cliff Avril will undergo "disc-related" surgery this week after being out since October because of a neck injury. Carroll did not give details and indicated that any future returns depend on Avril.
Avril is in his fifth season with the Seahawks. He was injured in a game against the Indianapolis Colts on October 1. He was chasing Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett and the back of Brissett's foot caught Avril in the chin as he threw himself to make the tackle. Avril was seen shaking her arms and flexing her hands after the impact.
"We are very pleased to have it fixed," said Carroll
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