On his weekly radio interview with 710 ESPN Pete Carroll shed some light on the neck injuries of Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril just as had been promised over the weekend. Unfortunately for fans of the Seattle Seahawks the news was about as far from what fans had been hoping for.
Carroll stated that Chancellor has played his last football for 2017, and that whether or not he returns to the team in the future is something that is a decision that is completely up to Chancellor. As for Avril, he is slated to have surgery on Tuesday on the disc issue that has been bothering him for nearly two months.
Carroll says on @710ESPNSeattle that Kam Chancellor is out for the year and Cliff Avril will have surgery Tuesday.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) November 27, 2017
As for whether Chancellor can play again Carroll says "it's really up to him.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) November 27, 2017
If it is indeed the case that both Chancellor and Avril have stepped foot on the field for the Hawks for the last time, then their presence and contributions will be sorely missed, but their off field health and future quality of life is obviously the most important thing for both of them to consider as they recover from their injuries.