Pete Carroll: Earl Thomas ‘way ahead of schedule’

A broken leg ended the 2016 season early for Earl Thomas. But according to coach Pete Carroll, the Seattle Seahawks star’s recovery is going better than expected.

That is certainly welcome news for the Seahawks.

The 2017 offseason has not been especially kind to Seattle, especially the famed Legion of Boom secondary. Kam Chancellor recently underwent bone spur surgery on both ankles. Following the season, it was revealed that Richard Sherman played through an MCL injury for much of 2016.

The positive news on Thomas (who recently shared his first workout running since the injury) is certainly a departure from that.

It’s also a long way removed from where Thomas was immediately following his injury.┬áMinutes after getting hurt, Thomas sent out a tweet (which you can read here) that hinted at his possible retirement.

Given how much the Seahawks’ defense struggled in his absence, that had to have the team and its fans worried. If Thomas is ahead of schedule, then much of those concerns can be sidelined.