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Injury Update: Quandre Diggs has high ankle sprain

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While the Seattle Seahawks moved back into first place in the NFC West on Sunday with a 30-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers, it may have come at the cost of a few games without Quandre Diggs in the secondary. Diggs left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury, and during a radio interview with 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday, Pete Carroll gave an update.

So, it is indeed the dreaded high-ankle sprain, though Carroll did not use the word legit, so there may still be hope. That said, as most know, high ankle sprains are notoriously painful and slow to heal, and there is a very real possibility that Diggs’ regular season is over.

Further, with a recovery time period that typically ranges from four to six weeks, it’s possible that even if Diggs does play again during the 2019 season that he may not be at one hundred percent. How much that would affect his ability to play free safety in a manner that allows the Seahawks to stay in Cover-3, as opposed to spending more time playing with two deep safeties, we’ll have to see. However, as of now, the news on Diggs’ injury is not reassuring for a defense that has just started to hit its groove over the past month or so.