Seahawks long snapper in hospital with collapsed lung

Seahawks veteran long snapper Kevin Houser is in a Seattle area hospital with a collapsed lung, but hopes to be out by Christmas Eve.

Long snappers usually aren’t noticed unless they screw up, but Houser’s effort Sunday was courageous.  Or crazy. 

He was hurt while covering a punt in the second quarter, but took a painkilling injection to keep playing.  He snapped on Seattle’s next extra point, but ultimately collapsed on the Seahawks sideline while covering a punt in the third quarter.

“I feel bad because of that effort and his desire to be an impacting
guy on our team that he’s in the hospital now,” coach Jim Mora said.  “But he’s feeling better.
We just hope he’s home for Christmas Eve.”

Houser will be placed on injured reserve.  Cornerback Kelly Jennings replaced Houser late in Seattle’s loss, but the team will likely bring in Jeff Robinson for the final two games of the season.