The Seattle Seahawks may have just been dealt a big bit of bad news ahead of the 2015 NFL season.
The Seahawks went in to last season's Super Bowl - which they would eventually lose to the New England Patriots - with a handful of players injured, including most of the Legion of Boom.
Well one of those players, Earl Thomas, was forced to undergo surgery after the season-ender against the Patriots, and it seems like he is struggling to recover.
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Thomas underwent surgery in March in order to fix the torn labrum and separation in his left shoulder that he suffered during the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers back in January.
Playing in the Super Bowl with that injury probably exacerbated the problem and as a result Thomas may not be fit to start the season,
Thomas spoke to Ed Werder of ESPN that while he is making steady progress in his rehab from the surgery, he’s not expecting to be cleared for the early portion of training camp and that he’s uncertain about his status for the season opener against the Rams in St. Louis.
“I’m unsure about everything at this point,” Thomas said. “I will find out more when I get back to Seattle when I take my physical.”
The 26-year old Thomas was named first-team All-Pro for the third season in a row after recording 97 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles in 2014 for the league's top-ranked defense.
Seattle drafted Thomas with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 Draft out of the University of Texas. The safety was a fantastic investment and was just named the 21st best player in the entire NFL in the recent NFL 100 ranking.