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Seahawks' Earl Thomas could take part in training camp after injury update

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Seattle Seahawks missed out on winning the Super Bowl in February after going down to a devastating loss to the New England Patriots.

Seattle suffered the defeat after the Patriots' Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson late-on - a play which inflicted the dramatic 28-24 loss on the Seahawks.

But there are many contributing factors which provide the real reasons as to why Seattle were humbled in front of the world's eyes, with injuries to star defensive players Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas helping the Pats to victory.

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Ultimate bravery 

All three players played through the pain for the Seahawks during the Super Bowl, with the NFC West franchise revealing post-game that Thomas had previously sustained a fully torn labrum and played on regardless.

Sherman also had an elbow sprain that hindered him during the game and Chancellor had previously suffered a torn MCL, but it was Thomas' courage that was arguably the most impressive.

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Thomas had surgery immediately after the Super Bowl and was expected to be out for between six and eight months. Thankfully for Seahawks fans, it seems that Thomas will now not even miss training camp let alone the start of the regular season, according to reports.

"Thomas’s recovery from the surgery has been going well enough that multiple reporters in Seattle passed along word that Thomas was able to take part in some position drills during Tuesday’s Seahawks practice," ProFootballTalk reported on Wednesday.

"It’s far from a full practice workload, but the fact that Thomas and the Seahawks feel comfortable enough to put him on the field now bodes well for Thomas’s chances of getting a green light when training camp opens rather than spending time on the PUP list to make sure that all is well."

Great news 

There is no doubt that this is great news for Seattle fans. Sherman and Chancellor are great players, but the Seahawks really do rely on Thomas more than any other player in their organization.

But what do you think? Who is the most important player on Seattle's defense? Let us know in the comments section below.

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