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Seahawks' Jamal Adams to Miss Time With with Hand Injury; No Timetable for Return

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJuly 28, 2022

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Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams will miss an undetermined amount of time because of a hand issue.

Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic relayed the news from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who revealed it to reporters at training camp Thursday:

Dugar, Michael-Shawn @MikeDugar

Jamal Adams will be out for a bit getting some additional opinions on a hand issue, Pete Carroll says. Jamal had broken fingers he had surgery on in the past. Pete says the current issue is on the same hand. No timetable on Jamal’s return. Also no word on potential surgery.

Adams, 26, is entering his sixth NFL season. He amassed 87 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions in 12 games last year. The three-time Pro Bowler set an NFL record in 2020 with nine-and-a-half sacks, the most all-time by a defensive back.

Adams has suffered numerous injuries over the past three years that have led to missed time. A sprained left ankle sidelined him for two games in 2019, a groin strain kept him out for four more in 2020, and a torn labrum ended Adams' campaign after 12 games in 2021.

However, those ailments don't account for whatever else Adams played through to suit up as much as he could on a weekly basis. In June, it was revealed that Adams was dealing with hand and finger issues.

The star safety said he had surgery to fuse the two middle fingers on his left hand. He also stated he wouldn't be able to completely straighten those fingers ever again and told reporters how those injuries have inhibited him during this recent stretch:

"Been going through that for two years now. I mean, my first year when I got here, dislocated my ring finger probably about 10 times and the other one, probably about 12. So I’ve been dealing with that. I didn’t really say much. Let everybody talk about it, whatever. But you know, it’s good now and they’re in trouble. ... I played with one arm damn near for two years. But that’s no excuse. At the end of the day it was tape it up. Let’s go."

In late June, Adams believed he would be full speed for training camp, per ESPN's Brady Henderson. However, he'll now have to step away to address this setback with his hand.

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