Jadeveon Clowney says he’ll play through injury for rest of season
The Seattle Seahawks traded for Jadeveon Clowney this year. He was set to make their defense go from dangerous, back into that elite category that they were in for so long.
However, Clowney has not put up the stats many expected from him. Through Week 12, the Seahawks have played 11 games, Clowney has played in 10 of them. He leads the team in sacks, but only with three.
So while he’s still been one of their better pass rushers, it’s not easy to get too thrilled with three sacks in 10 games. Especially considering he had 9.5 in 2017 and nine in 2018.
Clowney has had big moments though. He has a eight tackles for loss, an interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns.
So maybe he hasn’t been as much of a “menace” as most would’ve thought, but Clowney has still been extremely important to the Seahawks and has had his MVP-type plays.
Now though, things could hit a roadblock. The pass rusher is dealing with a core muscle injury. It’s something that could absolutely require surgery. However, Clowney says he will play through it the rest of the year.
Clowney says he told Dr. William Meyers he thinks he can get through the rest of the season without surgery. Not as bad as injury his rookie year. “It’s just something I have to maintain and manage throughout the rest of the season, but I need to be here playing right now.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 30, 2019
The Seahawks are 9-2. They are one of the best teams in the NFL and just one game out from their division and the best record in football (the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots are both 10-1).
Seattle is set for a serious playoff push and Super Bowl run. If they want to do that, they’ll want to be at full strength as much as possible. That obviously includes the man that leads their defense in tackles for loss, sacks, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries and defensive touchdowns.