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Seahawks’ Jadeveon Clowney ‘hurting’ after loss to Rams says Pete Carroll

Jadeveon Clowney, Seahawks

Jadeveon Clowney is far from 100%. The Seattle Seahawks defensive end is far from it, even if he did play on Sunday.

After Seattle’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Seahawks indicated that.

“He’s hurting,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT. “He’s going to have to work his way through the week to make it for game day. He’s playing really tough under the circumstances. He’s got some core issues that he’s working with, but he’s making it through it so he’s toughing it out and doing the rehab and all that stuff.”

Clowney is trying to work through a core muscle injury. Despite him struggling with it, he has played all but one game — missing a Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

On Sunday, the Seahawks had to manage Clowney’s snap, as he saw 41 of 70. He has not played full defensive snaps for the entirety of the season.

The Seahawks acquired Clowney on Aug. 31 via a trade with the Houston Texans. In return for the three-time Pro Bowler, they sent outside linebackers Jacob Martin and Barkevious Mingo and a 2020 third-round selection. For Seattle, he has been worth that price.

Though Clowney has just three sacks on the season, he has acted the part of a difference-maker in the Seahawks’ front-seven. In addition to his trio of sacks, he has six tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, 30 combined tackles, and 13 quarterback hits. He had two combined tackles in the loss to Los Angeles.