After Suffering Brutal Leg Injury, Earl Thomas Sets Football World Ablaze By Tweeting That He’s Mulling Retirement

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The Seattle Seahawks have been extraordinary tonight, and they’re currently nearing a blowout win over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.  But it’s not all good news for Seahawks fans, as they lost Earl Thomas- the pre-eminent free safety in the NFL- to a brutal leg injury in the second quarter.

Here’s the play.

Great job reading the eyes of the QB!! Amazing closing speed by Earl Thomas!!!

— WeAreDBnation (@WeAreDBNation1) December 5, 2016

Thomas had Seahawks fans fearing the worst when the five-time Pro Bowler sent out the following tweet shortly after exiting the field:

This game has been so good to me no regrets.. A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for all the prayers.

— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) December 5, 2016

It was revealed soon after that the injury he suffered was a tibia injury. If Thomas gets the necessary surgery and goes through the rehab process there is a good chance he’d be ready for next season. That is, unless the 27-year-old actually decides to hang up his cleats.

Tibia fracture for @Earl_Thomas
Bad news: big shin bone, usually surgery, season done.
Good news: excellent chance to return, 100% in 6+mos

— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) December 5, 2016


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