Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor will not be playing football for at least the rest of the 2017 season.
The Seahawks ruled Chancellor out for the rest of the season with a neck injury in late November, and they made it official on Saturday. They announced that they have placed Chancellor on injured reserve.
Chancellor has not played since the Seahawks’ Week 10 victory against the Arizona Cardinals. There is a possibility that he will not be able to continue with his NFL career.
Defensive end Cliff Avril is also in a similar position. He suffered a spinal injury during their Oct. 1 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Seahawks selected Chancellor in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and he has since become one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL. He has made four Pro Bowls, and been named second-team All-Pro twice.
Chancellor has dazzled throughout his career with his big play ability. He is capable of making a breathtaking interception, and also stopping a 225-pound running back cold.
Hopefully neither of these players has played their last game for the Seahawks, but the most important hope is for Avril and Chancellor is to be healthy enough to have a great quality of life.
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