Seahawks’ Rees Odhiambo remains hospitalized with cardiac contusion

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Seahawks left tackle Rees Odhiambo suffered a blunt cardiac injury on Sunday night and remains hospitalized.

Odhiambo is believed to have suffered a cardiac contusion, or a bruised heart, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The injury appeared to take place when Odhiambo was hit by Colts defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard on an interception return. Odhiambo had to be attended to by the medical staff after that play, but he returned to the field on the Seahawks’ next offensive possession and stayed in the game. He played every offensive snap but was hospitalized afterward.

Odhiambo is the second Seahawks left tackle to suffer a serious injury this season. They have already lost left tackle George Fant to a torn ACL.

18 responses to “Seahawks’ Rees Odhiambo remains hospitalized with cardiac contusion

  1. Dr should be fired for letting that man play football. It was a blowout and they still didn’t think to remove the man? Come on!!

  2. That kind of injury is just terrifying. Hope he makes a full recovery and glad it doesn’t seem to be any worse than it is right now.

  3. Seahawks down to last LT. Cannot catch a break on the O Line. I hope Rees is ok. I like him and think with a year of seasoning he may be ok. Just needs experience and strength training

  4. Once again these Seahawks take their game dope and don’t know when their bodies have reached their limit. There ARE consequences for using that junk

  5. Dr should be fired for letting that man play football. It was a blowout and they still didn’t think to remove the man? Come on!!
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    How do you diagnose that on the field or on the sideline?

    I would assume Odhiambo said he just got the wind knocked out of him.

    .. I HIGHLY doubt a skilled medical professional would leave a man out there in this condition in front of 70,000 people and a national tv audience if he knew what had happened.

  6. That’s intense. Hoping he recovers and goes on to have a good life. With all of these bizarre injuries like heart contusions, torn quads, torn biceps, snapped Achilles and hundreds of torn ACL’s not to mention CTE – you have to wonder whn the league will take the HGH issue seriously. The players muscles and strength are simply overwhelming the rest of the body

  7. Dr should be fired for letting that man play football. It was a blowout and they still didn’t think to remove the man? Come on!!

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    Agreed. But not like the Seahawks have a bunch of studs waiting to play on the offensive line.

  8. Didn’t Sylvester Stallone suffer the same injury after getting hit in the chest by Dolph Lundgren while filming Rocky IV? The doctors told him that injury is typical to people involved in car crashes. That is some scary stuff. Glad he’s okay

  9. As a physician, echoing some of the comments above, it is impossible to make this diagnosis on the sidelines. Unless it’s severe, the symptoms are pretty unremarkable and no different from a simple chest wall contusion (bruise). Can only be diagnosed with an EKG and/or blood tests (looking for contents of the bruised cardiac cells that entered the bloodstreams).

    We see this injury in motor vehicle accidents as a result of the driver’s chest hitting the steering wheel. It’s actually not rare. Odhiambo’s case appears to be mild, and fortunately he should be just fine.

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