Early Saturday morning, Mike Garafolo reported on the NFL Network that Seattle Seahawks fans have likely seen the last of Kam Chancellor for 2017, as his season is likely over due to a neck injury he suffered late in the game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Seahawks S Kam Chancellor is now likely to land on IR with a neck injury, as @MikeGarafolo reported. Seahawks down Richard Sherman, Chancellor, Cliff Avril and more.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2017
Originally reported to be a stinger, Chancellor could be the second Pro Bowl defensive player Seattle has lost for the season due to a stinger that appears to have morphed into a career threatening neck injury. The situation is eerily similar to what transpired with Cliff Avril earlier in the season, and if the report on Kam proves to be true, the loss of these two defensive leaders could combine with Richard Sherman rupturing his Achilles to put the Seattle defense against a wall through the second half of the season.
It is still early in the process and nothing is final as Chancellor has yet to be placed on injured reserve. However, initial reports are not encouraging, and Seahawks fans will be undoubtedly be hoping for the best news possible. At this point fans know the team will be without Kam for the matchup against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, but how long they will be without his services may not become clears for several more days or even weeks.