• Emily Harrell

The Seahawks' Earl Thomas Breaks Leg


At the CenturyLink Field Sunday night Earl Thomas was carted into the tunnel after breaking his tibia bone in his leg when he collided with another Seahawks safety, Kam Chancellor. The injury happened in the second quarter of the season-ending game, which resulted in a win over Carolina.

This will be only the second time Seattle will be without Thomas in 120 games since he started playing for them in 2010.

Thomas's position is free safety. Steven Terrell will take his place until he is recovered. Multiple Seahawks and Kris Richard, the former position coach and current defensive coordinator, all believe that Thomas, All-Pro safety, will be back to play again next season after he has recovered.

Richard also said, “Absolutely. Absolutely!” at the following practice for Sunday’s game at Green Bay. “He loves to play this game.There’s no doubt.”

The injury happened as Chancellor's knee smashed into Thomas's shin as they tried to intercept a pass from Cam Newton on the Carolina's team.

Thomas tweeted that, "This game has been so good to me no regrets.. A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for all the prayers."

In a text message to ESPN’s Ed Werder, he made no indication of considering retirement: “I'm taking it one day at a time. I still feel the same way I felt (Sunday) night."

Thomas doesn't need to have surgery on his leg and is having his leg immobilized for natural healing.

All information from thenewstribune.com