Michael Bennett dealing with plantar fascia injury for Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is dealing with a plantar fascia injury that occurred late in the first half of Sunday’s 16-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

“Michael did have a plantar fasciitis injury and he is really sore today,” head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday. “But he was able to finish the game and did a fantastic job to help us down the stretch.”

Bennett was injured with 1:47 left in the second quarter on a pass rush of Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Bennett went to the locker room for the remainder of the half but returned for the third quarter and finished the game. He played 60 of 74 defensive snaps for Seattle despite the injury.

“They treated him and all that and he was able to come back out there and just kind of hang in there,” Carroll said. “He wanted to finish badly and he did it.”

Bennett finished the game with four tackles, one of Seattle’s two sacks of Goff and a pair of quarterback hits.  Carroll said Bennett will need the time off during Seattle’s bye week to recover from the injury. The Seahawks have this week off before returning to face a New York Giants team that was decimated by injury on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

9 responses to “Michael Bennett dealing with plantar fascia injury for Seahawks

  1. Could this injury have been originally caused when he jumped the wall in Vegas trying to get away from police and just aggravated in this game? One has to wonder!

  2. That is a painful, long time issue that only rest can help. Good two weeks may not be enough. Hope he gets right.

    Regarding his sitting during Anthem; hopefully that stops. The point was made and his interviews about his intentions are well thought out, peaceful, and on point. The venue chosen to make the point was Wrong. It is offensive to so many, including myself. Like sexual harassment in the workplace, it doesn’t matter his intent, what matters is how it is perceived by those offended. Kneeling is disrespectful to our flag, Nation and all it stands for. I won’t boycott or quit watching/supporting the NFL if the players start complying and choose another venue to make their point. If it continues, and nothing is done by the league, they will lose me, soon.

  3. How dare Bennett and others peacefully protest racial injustice! Where does he think he lives, the United States of America? Freedom of speech is BS when I don’t agree with it, so Bennett should just move somewhere else instead of trying to make America great.

    If Bennett wants to sit during the anthem, he should do it where no one is watching, like I sit at home when they play the anthem on TV (no one is watching me, so why should I stand?).

    I don’t care how bad anyone has it in this country, they should do whatever it takes to keep me from being offended!

  4. just reading the words “they treated him” makes me cringe.. basically they draw up lidocaine (probably mixed with a corticosteroid(its the anti-inflammatory kind, not the illegal kind)) and push the needle in from the side of your foot and slowly release the medicine while drawing it back out… it’s not a pleasant procedure

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