The Seahawks could be without their best defensive end Cliff Avril according to Head Coach Pete Carroll. Sources say that Avril is experiencing numbness down his arm thanks to a neck injury. Carroll told the media Monday they expect him to be “out a while.”
Avril suffered the injury in the first quarter of their game Sunday against the Colts and did not return. He was replaced by Frank Clark.
Avril has been a staple of the Seattle defensive line, recording eight or more sacks in four of his last five seasons. All of which have been played in Seattle. His absence means offensive my run to the opposite end to avoid Micheal Bennett. Not to mention their pass rush will take a huge blow.
Clark is no rookie, though. In his first two seasons, he recorded 63 tackles, 13 sacks and two forced fumbles. The replacement racked up four tackles in the win over the Colts.