Just a week ago Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas missed the first game of his NFL career with a hamstring injury, and now his season might be over after a devastating injury suffered in the Seahawks’ Sunday night game against the Panthers. The 27-year-old Thomas was doing his usual flying-all-over-the-field-ball-hawking thing when he suffered a leg injury in a collision with teammate Kam Chancellor on a near interception.
Thomas was helped off the field, and the impact of his absence was immediately felt as the Panthers scored their only touchdown on a 55-yard pass on the next play. He was carted to the locker room and speculation was rampant, and sideline tests had ESPN’s Stephania Bell wondering if Thomas had suffered a fracture.
Sure enough, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport later confirmed that Thomas had indeed suffered a broken bone in his leg.