It was reported today that Seattle Seahawks rookie Malik McDowell is not at training camp due to an injury he suffered in an ATV accident. Here are the latest details on McDowell, courtesy of NFL.com.
Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Sunday that the accident happened a couple of weeks ago. McDowell was placed on the reserve/did not report list. The Michigan State product remains in Michigan recovering from the injury.
Carroll did not specify the type of injury, but NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and James Palmer reported McDowell suffered a concussion and facial injuries. Carroll said “we’ll see” when asked if the rookie could miss the entire season.
The 21-year-old defensive lineman is from Southfield, Michigan, and he was a force at Michigan State University. He made second-team All-Big Ten in both 2015 and 2016, and after three years as a Spartan, he declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. McDowell was selected by the Seahawks with the 35th overall pick in the second round, as many pundits considered him to be one of top defensive tackles in the entire country.
The Seahawks have released a statement on McDowell, and let’s hope that he’ll make a speedy recovery.