20 Jan 2014
compiled by Andrew Potter
NaVorro Bowman suffered a torn ACL late in Sunday's game as Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse landed on the outside of his leg, causing his knee to collapse inward. The injury places in doubt his status for the opening week of next season, a devastating blow for the key member of what is widely considered the best linebacker group in the NFL. A MRI scan is expected to assess the severity of the tear, and any further damage to the player's knee. Bowman finished 2013 with 31 total Defeats and a Stop Rate of 62%.
Guard Mike Iupati also left Sunday's game with a significant injury: his broken ankle, however, is expected to be fully healed in time for the 2014 season.
Knowshon Moreno left Sunday's game with an unspecified chest injury, but is expected to be fully healthy in time for the Super Bowl. Likewise Tony Carter, who left Sunday's game with concussion symptoms, is expected to be ready to play.
Doug Baldwin suffered a hip injury which temporarily forced him to leave Sunday's game, and despite eventually returning he reportedly called the injury "significant" in a post-game interview. No details are yet public on the exact nature of the injury, but given the already depleted condition of Seattle's receiver corps any injury of significance is a concern ahead of the Super Bowl.
11 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:30am by lv sko
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?