The Seattle Seahawks are struggling badly against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of a game that would net them a playoff berth with a win. With the defense playing poorly, this injury news will not help matters. Bradley McDougald is doubtful to return after hurting his knee.
McDougald has a knee injury and return is doubtful. So Seattle will need to lean on Luani, Hill and Thompson rest of way.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 16, 2018
McDougald, who already forced a fumble in the opening quarter, has been battling a knee injury all year and “doubtful” to return could mean something more serious. Shalom Luani, Delano Hill, and Tedric Thompson are the only healthy safeties the rest of the year.
Long-term, if McDougald’s injury is serious, it would be a huge blow to the Seahawks defense to lose one of its best starters. Both Thompson and Hill have been picked on by 49ers QB Nick Mullens throughout the afternoon, which is a bad sign considering they play the Kansas City Chiefs next weekend.
Seattle currently trails the 49ers 14-13 in the 2nd quarter.