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Earl Thomas “way ahead of schedule” in recovery from broken leg

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Safety Earl Thomas mused about retirement in the immediate aftermath of his broken leg last season, which is a gloomy thought for a Seahawks defense that’s much better when Thomas is healthy and in the lineup.

Thomas stowed the retirement talk and the latest word about Thomas is far sunnier. Thomas posted a video of a treadmill workout on Twitter Tuesday and coach Pete Carroll sounded an optimistic note about the safety’s recovery.

During an appearance on KJR, Carroll said, via John Boyle of the team’s website, that Thomas is “way ahead of schedule” in his rehab work. Carroll’s typically upbeat so the proof will come when Thomas is back in action.

In the meantime, the Seahawks are looking at options in the event Thomas or Kam Chancellor should miss time next season. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Seahawks are set to visit with Bradley McDougald this week. McDougald started all 16 games for the Buccaneers last season, but may be moving on as a free agent after Tampa signed J.J. Wilcox and re-signed Chris Conte.

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12 Responses to “Earl Thomas “way ahead of schedule” in recovery from broken leg”
  1. seatownballers says: Mar 14, 2017 7:23 PM

    The video of him on the tread mill is great.
    Glad to have you back

  2. jag1959 says: Mar 14, 2017 7:56 PM

    seatownballers says:
    Mar 14, 2017 7:23 PM
    The video of him on the tread mill is great.
    Glad to have you back

    Yeah, simply awe inspiring to see him on that treadmill only 3 months after that virtually severed leg had him contemplating the end of existence as we know it.

  3. maust1013 says: Mar 14, 2017 8:02 PM

    Great fun to watch player and any team would be lucky to have him but the tough guy image took a hit with the retirement talk. It was one thing for him to throw his body around and sometimes injure others but another when he got injured doing it. It will be interesting to see if he plays with the same abandon when he comes back.

  4. jimnaizeeum says: Mar 14, 2017 8:34 PM

    But they picked up a 260lb & change running back that hits the donut hole faster than the hole

  5. theuglitruth says: Mar 14, 2017 8:42 PM

    Maybe Earl can show Lacey where the treadmill is at?

  6. seahawkz4life says: Mar 14, 2017 8:55 PM

    *You mean Lacy, not Lacey bro

  7. akaodoyle says: Mar 14, 2017 9:42 PM

    This works out perfectly! The Seahawks are way ahead of schedule in their recovery from a Dynasty.

  8. randytheraiderloveboy says: Mar 14, 2017 10:08 PM

    A broken leg is what it is. The bone heals at a natural process that cant be accelerated. Hard to believe he is “WAY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE” but rock the hype if you must.

  9. rhd366 says: Mar 14, 2017 10:21 PM

    It will be interesting to see how his leg holds up during live action game play. Wish him the best; however, I’m sure he will be tested by offensive opponents whom have fond memories of his destructive tackle technique.

  10. omeimontis says: Mar 15, 2017 5:54 AM

    He meant Lazy.

  11. fmc651 says: Mar 15, 2017 8:43 AM

    How is Conte still in the NFL? He was a scrub in Chicago.

  12. fmc651 says: Mar 15, 2017 8:46 AM

    Good news,I hope he makes it all the way back. He is a fun player to watch at full strength.

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