Against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had a monster game, harassing Jimmy Garoppolo and shutting down the Niners’ vaunted run game. However, he may not be at full strength for the Sunday showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles, if he is even available to the team at all.
According to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, Clowney is currently getting treatment for his hip with hopes of being able to play Sunday.
Carroll says Clowney off site getting treatment on hip. Game time decision. pic.twitter.com/hTUadIjRTO— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) November 22, 2019
So, after his best game of the year, Clowney's availability for the contest Sunday now appears in doubt. Add colder temperatures and a weather forecast calling for rain, and it's possible that Seattle’s defense could be without Clowney for the first time in 2019. If that proves to be the case, it will certainly be interesting to see where the team turns in order to address its pass rush issues. Prior to a resurgent game against the 49ers, the Seahawks’ pass rush had been near the bottom of the league during prior weeks, and even gave 2018 fifth round draft pick Shaquem Griffin a shot at rushing the passer in Week 10.
In any case, this is certainly a situation that bears watching, not just this week, but it could be important going forward as well, as the Hawks prepare to face off against several potentially high-powered offenses.