Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks is out for the rest of the season after he suffered a knee and lower leg injury in their win over Minnesota on Monday Night Football.
"Mychal's going on IR (injured reserve),” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. “"He needs to get work done on his knee. He got caught in a situation, he just got hit on the outside of his knee and it got him. In unbelievable fashion, he finished the game.”
Carroll said Kendricks could be out six to eight weeks.
“I didn't know the extent of the injury,” Bobby Wagner, a Seahawks linebacker, said. “He felt good and (said) he was OK and went out there, but I didn't know it was that extensive until after the game."
Kendricks started in place of the injured K.J. Wright. Kendricks previously served an eight-game suspension stemming from his guilty plea to insider trading charges.
"It’s just been such a difficult season for Mych. My heart goes out to him,” said Carroll. “He wants to be part of this thing so badly.”
With Kendricks out, the Seahawks are hoping that Wright, who also has a knee injury, will be able to return before the end of the regular season.
"He's getting close,” said Carroll. “This will be an important week to just kind of work him back in, and then hopefully a couple of weeks from now, we'll get a chance to get him back."
As the 12s look ahead to their final road game of the regular season, we asked Wagner about potentially clinching a playoff spot with a win over the 49ers on Sunday in Santa Clara, California.
"We're not really thinking about it, honestly,” said Wagner. “I think it's just more so do what we've been doing. You know, treat every game like it's a championship game. The outcome is going to take care of itself."
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