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Jamal Adams to miss the first game of the season!

Jamal Adams to Miss First Week of the Season Due to Lingering Quadriceps Injury

Seattle, WA - The Seattle Seahawks and their fans were dealt a disappointing blow as star safety Jamal Adams is set to miss the first week of the NFL season due to a lingering quadriceps injury that he suffered in their season opener last year. Adams, known for his hard-hitting style and game-changing plays, has been a vital part of the Seahawks' defense since his arrival in 2020.

The injury occurred in a high-stakes matchup against the Denver Broncos last season, a game that was marked by intense competition. Adams, always eager to make a statement on the field, injured his quadricep in the second quarter. Despite initial hopes that it was a minor strain, further examination revealed a torn quadriceps muscle that required extensive rehabilitation. The LSU product was placed on the injured reserve and did not play for the rest of the season.

Throughout the offseason, Adams worked tirelessly to regain his strength and mobility. The Seahawks' medical staff watch the injury closely and monitored his progress the entire offseason. There was optimism that he would be ready for the start of the 2023 season. However, as the weeks passed, it became clear that Adams needed more time to fully recover. The former 4th overall pick did not participate in the training camp and also did not play in the preseason.

Coach Pete Carroll expressed his disappointment about the injury, but emphasized the importance of ensuring his star safety's long-term health. Carroll Stated, "It's gonna be after the start of the season; we're not gonna push him," He continued by saying, “If you watched him work out you would not think that he couldn't go. He's really working hard at it,” “We've got to make sure that when he's back he stays back. We're going to be really careful with how we do that"...

The Seahawks also announced that rookie corner back Devon Witherspoon will also miss some time and will not play in week. Witherspoon was drafted by the Seahawks with the 5th overall pick. The Illinois product injured his hamstring. The rookie corner is still dealing with the hamstring issue. He missed most of the preseason and training camp with the injury. Both were placed on the 53 man roster, which means that will not miss much as time as they were not placed on the physical unable list (PUP). In the absence of Adams and Witherspoon, the Seahawks will rely on their depth in the secondary and the leadership of other defensive stalwarts, including Uchenna Nwosu and newly signed safety Julian Love. Carroll and his coaching staff have been preparing for this possibility and are confident in their ability to adapt.

While the Seahawks and their fans will undoubtedly miss Jamal Adams in the season opener, there's optimism that his absence will be temporary. The team remains hopeful that he will make a full recovery and be back in action sooner rather than later, ready to make his presence felt on the field once more. The Seahawks open up the season vs the Rams and then travel to Detroit to take on the Lions.

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