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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is optimistic about Jadeveon Clowney’s health

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been dealing with a core muscle injury. Still, it did not prevent him from participating in his team’s win over the Minnesota Vikings this past Monday.

As for Clowney’s status moving forward? Head coach Pete Carroll was optimistic on Wednesday:

“(He’s) pretty good,” Carroll said, according to Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest. “He’s practicing today, and that’s a really good sign.”

Clowney, who missed one game as a result of the core muscle issue, certainly made an impact against the Vikings, logging three tackles, a quarterback hit and a forced fumble.

The Seahawks acquired the pass rusher in a blockbuster trade with the Houston Texans just before the season. In the 11 games he has played this year, he has posted 28 tackles, three sacks, an interception, four forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and a pair of defensive touchdowns.

Clowney, who played his collegiate football at the University of South Carolina, was initially selected by the Texans with the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Injuries limited him to just four games during his rookie campaign, and his sophomore year was a disappointment. However, in 2016, Clowney began to show signs of the talent that made him a top overall selection, making his first Pro-Bowl.

That was the first of three straight Pro Bowl appearances for Clowney, who registered 47 tackles and nine sacks during his final season with Houston in 2018.

The Seahawks are 10-2 on the year and will take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.