Malik McDowell: I will be back on the field in the near future

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The Seahawks announced on Sunday that defensive tackle Malik McDowell was injured in a “vehicular accident” a couple of weeks ago and that he has not joined the team at training camp so he can continue receiving treatment from doctors in Michigan.

McDowell released a statement on Sunday afternoon to dispel any suggestion that his career will be at risk as a result of the injury.

“I appreciate all the concern regarding my health. I just want to clear the air. I am doing well and expect to rejoin my teammates in Seattle in the next few days. My injury is not life or career threatening as some have speculated. I am grateful for the support I have received from the Seahawks organization, my doctors and my family. You will see me back on the field in the near future.

Mike Garafolo and James Palmer of NFL Media reported that McDowell, a second-round pick this year, was in an ATV accident that left him with a concussion and facial injuries. Coach Pete Carroll said he didn’t know if McDowell will play this year when asked about the rookie’s status by reporters and McDowell’s statement leaves open the question of what timetable there may be for him to get back in action.

4 responses to “Malik McDowell: I will be back on the field in the near future

  1. From someone who followed his career at Michigan State closely this definitely doesn’t come as a surprise. He’s an extremely low character guy who constantly quit on his team and only cared about himself. The fact that he would even be out putting himself at risk this way would surprise me if I heard it was anyone other than him but this foolishness fits his pattern of behavior perfectly

  2. …From someone who followed his career at Michigan State closely this definitely doesn’t come as a surprise. He’s an extremely low character guy who constantly quit on his team and only cared about himself. The fact that he would even be out putting himself at risk this way would surprise me if I heard it was anyone other than him but this foolishness fits his pattern of behavior perfectly…

    Yes, because all 20ish’s sit at home watching Little House on the the Prairie during the off-season. Lets see… he didn’t do it drunk or rape or beat up his girl friend or get caught with steroids or smoking pot. He was out having fun and had an accident and man’d up to it.

    I’ll take that for what it is. I hope he’s OK and I’m looking forward to his starting his career again.

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