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LJ Collier injury: Seahawks’ 2019 first-round pick carted off field with apparent leg injury

NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Minicamp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Bad news has emerged from day five of Seattle Seahawks training camp.

First-round draft pick L.J. Collier was in the middle of two-minute drill work on Tuesday when he suffered an apparent right leg injury. Initial reports say he was able to walk off under his own power before eventually leaving practice on a cart.

“Defensive end L.J. Collier, the Seahawks’ first-round pick, just left the practice field on a cart with an apparent leg injury,” ESPN’s Brady Henderson wrote. He was engaged with Duane Brown on a passing play when he went down in obvious pain. He refused help off the field from the training staff and walked off on his own with a pronounced limp.”

Collier was selected 29th overall out of TCU, breaking out with an 11.5 sack season in 2018, his lone season as a collegiate starter.

Obviously what you just read isn’t good and you hope that it’s not nearly as terrible as it sounds and looks. “Carted off the field” usually spells trouble. Seattle’s defensive line depth is already thin, and this would potentially be another significant setback.

Field Gulls will keep you posted on Collier’s status when more info becomes available.