It could’ve been much worse.
Just a couple of hours after it was reported that Seahawks first-round pick L.J. Collier was carted off the practice field after suffering a leg injury, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Collier suffered a high ankle sprain during Tuesday’s practice.
#Seahawks first round pick LJ Collier is believed to have suffered a sprained ankle during practice today, source said. Likely out for the preseason.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 30, 2019
As Rapoport notes, the injury will almost certainly keep Collier out for the remainder of camp and through preseason. While that is a big setback for Collier’s development, particularly in year one, it’s much better than initially feared. Even if the rookie isn’t available for Week 1, he’ll surely be OK to begin the season on the active roster.
If Collier’s injury, and Jarran Reed’s looming suspension, moves Seattle to add to their defensive line, Nick Perry—who visited the Seahawks in the spring—is still on the market.