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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll speaks out on Jadeveon Clowney’s injury recovery

Pete Carroll, Jadeveon Clowney, Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks came away with a pivotal win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, but they did so without defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney, who was nursing a hip injury.

Clowney had treatment on his hip prior to the game before being ruled out, and while he actually felt worse after the treatment, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says it will benefit Clowney over the long run.

“He went out there and they had to evaluate whether or not they were going to give him the treatment and the treatment made him more uncomfortable . … It’ll be better for the long haul,” Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday.

Seattle acquired Clowney in a trade with the Houston Texans just before the 2019 campaign began.

In the 10 games he has played this season, he has logged 25 tackles, three sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and a pair of defensive touchdowns.

Obviously, Clowney has been filling up the stat sheet and has been making a significant impact, so the Seahawks are hoping to have him back at some point in the near future.

The good news is that Seattle will get an extra day of rest this week, as it does not play until it faces the Minnesota Vikings next Monday night, which will Clowney—not to mention fellow defensive lineman Jarran Reed, who aggravated an ankle injury on Sunday—some more time to recover.

The Seahawks improved to 9-2 with the win and are one game behind the San Francisco 49ers for first place in the NFC West.