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Carroll Comments on Avril's Injury
Sunday, Jan. 17
Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Avril is "OK" after Seattle's loss to the Panthers.
Avril a Vital Cog of Seattle's Pass Rush
Seattle reached the past two Super Bowls on the back of its dominant defense, and Avril’s ability to rush the passer is a critical component of that group's production.
Avril, who played with the Detroit Lions from 2008-12 before joining the Seahawks, tallied at least five sacks every season of his career and exploded for nine during the 2015 campaign as one of the most consistent defensive linemen in the league.
Although Avril left the Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots so doctors could evaluate him for a concussion, his durability along with his talent is what makes him so valuable. With Seattle's season over, Avril will heal up and once again look to help power the Seahawks' imposing defense.