The Seattle Seahawks will place defensive end Cliff Avril on injured reserve with a neck injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
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“Cliff Avril will go on IR. He’s seeing a bunch of doctors, seriously looking at a big decision,” Carroll said Wednesday, via SiriusXM Radio.
In no way is any of this a surprise. Whenever we’re talking about a neck injury, the primary concern has to be a player’s health off the field. In this regard, Avril is smart in deciding to see a bunch of doctors and looking at the bigger picture.
Avril, a 10-year veteran from Purdue, put up 33.5 sacks in his first four seasons with the Seahawks. He’s also coming off his first career Pro Bowl performance last season.