Brandon Cottom, Ronnie Shields go down with apparent Achilles injuries for Seahawks


The Seattle Seahawks seemingly lost two different players to Achilles injuries within minutes of each other during practice on Thursday.

Fullback/tight end Brandon Cottom and tight end Ronnie Shields each had to be carted off the practice fields during the first half of practice.

Cottom (pictured) was the first of the pair to go down in a non-contact situation during one-on-one receiving drills.

“It’s one of those things where, on air, foot in the ground and bam,” head coach Pete Carroll said.

As the team brought a cart onto the field to attend to Cottom, Shields then fell to the turf about 20 yards away. Shields had to be helped to the sideline by a trainer and teammate Jimmy Graham before the cart could return to carry him away.

Cottom’s injury appeared to be to his left leg while Shields grabbed at his right ankle. Cottom seemed to be the favorite early in training camp to earn fullback duties for Seattle.

Carroll wasn’t definitive on either player but said he believed each had suffered an Achilles injury immediately after practice.

6 responses to “Brandon Cottom, Ronnie Shields go down with apparent Achilles injuries for Seahawks

  1. Geez I didn’t realize one of the side effects of “adderall” was spontaneous implosions of the Achilles tendon….

    Do these guys have wives that can receive mysterious boxes of uh… pizza toppings… from the Guyer Institute???

  2. So glad that the pain of two people, who also just lost their season and potentially their career, gives all you the opportunity to say stupid things… well done

  3. Over 150 players have been suspended by the NFL since Bruce Irvin tested positive for Adderall, a drug he has a prescription for, in May, 2013 .

    Not one of them was a Seahawk.

    Give it a rest.

  4. The usual clown comments by the usual clowns. Men getting seriously injured and all you can do is take shots. Pathetic.

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