The Seattle Seahawks will be without defensive lineman Chris
Clemons for the remainder of the playoffs, as the pass rusher has been diagnosed
with a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
#Seahawks DE Chris Clemons does have a torn ACL & meniscus, I'm told. Appointment with Dr. James Andrews Monday. Swelling not bad at least
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2013
Rapoport adds that Clemons met with Dr. James Andrews Monday.
The defensive lineman’s swelling is
“not bat,” according to Rapoport, meaning he could undergo surgery sooner than
later to repair his injuries.
The Seahawks feared the worst regarding Clemons following
their win over the Washington Redskins Sunday night. The team diagnosed him
with a knee injury, but they feared he was dealing with a torn ACL.
Now that he’s been diagnosed, Clemons’ season is over. However,
depending on when he is able to undergo surgery and the timetable for return that
results will determine how much, if any, of the 2013 season he will be forced
to miss due to the injury.
Clemons led the Seahawks with 11.5 sacks this season and
will certainly be missed as they continue their playoff run.
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