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Seahawks’ Jadeveon Clowney misses Wednesday’s practice due to core injury

Jadeveon Clowney, Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney did not practice on Wednesday due to a core muscle injury, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. Clowney is also apparently battling an illness.

Clowney’s absence comes just a couple of days after Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that the pass rusher was “hurting” after Seattle’s Week 14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and that “he’s going to have to work his way through the week to make it for game day.”

Clowney’s injury, which is sports-hernia related, will likely require surgery, but he is electing to bypass surgery for now in order to play for the rest of the season.

He initially suffered the injury during the Seahawks’ overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers back on Nov. 11. Seattle had a bye the following week, but Clowney was not able to go in its Week 12 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 26-year-old made his return against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13 and logged three tackles and a forced fumble. He then tallied a couple of tackles versus the Rams.

In the 12 games he has played this season, Clowney has posted 30 tackles, three sacks, an interception, four forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown.

The Seahawks acquired Clowney in a trade with the Houston Texans just before the season began. He spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Texans, making three straight Pro Bowl appearances between 2016 and 2018.

Seattle is 10-3 on the year and will battle the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.