A small protest, started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick a year ago under President Barack Obama, had now become a league-wide, nationally polarizing crisis under Trump. By Monday, everyone had retreated to their respective worlds. Goodell to his bosses, the NFL team owners who don’t want anything interfering with the league’s annual $14 billion revenue, and the players to their locker rooms and their families, many of whom had strong opinions about the kneeling and wanted to know what each player intended to do about it.
Seahawks left tackle Rees Odhiambo is out of the hospital after suffering a bruised sternum, and defensive end Cliff Avril might be out a while, according to coach Pete Carroll, due to a serious stinger.
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Avril was injured in the first quarter of Seattle’s win over the Indianapolis Colts when he dived to tackle Jacoby Brissett from behind and his chin landed hard on the quarterback’s heel. Avril didn’t return to the game. Carroll on Monday referred to the injury as a serious stinger and said Avril briefly experienced trouble with feeling in his hands.
Youth Danny Duffy Jersey Asked Wednesday if Avril is still experiencing symptoms, Carroll said, I think he’s fine. He feels fine from what he said the other day.
Avril, 31, has only missed one game since joining the Seahawks in 2013 as a free agent after five seasons with the Detroit Lions.
We’re going to take some time to make sure that we’re evaluating him well like we talked about, Carroll said. We’re just going to hold him out.
Frank Clark will start in Avril’s absence while former Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick Marcus Smith will also be in line for more playing time.
Odhiambo, listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, was injured in the third quarter against Indianapolis when he took a hit to the chest on an interception return.