Earl Thomas fractures leg; Will Dissly has injury to patellar

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Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has a fractured lower leg, coach Pete Carroll announced after the game.

“It breaks my heart,” Carroll said, via Gregg Bell of The News Tribune.

The non-contact injury occurred on Josh Rosen‘s 22-yard touchdown pass to Chad Williams with 8:59 remaining. Thomas was running to try to get to Williams when he appeared to lose his footing and leaped over the receiver.

Thomas had an air cast on his lower left leg as he was loaded onto the cart. He appeared to raise his middle finger toward the Seattle sideline as he rode off.

Carroll would not comment on Thomas’ gesture.

“It’s a big stadium,” Carroll said.

Carroll also announced tight end Will Dissly, who was carted off, was diagnosed with a patellar knee injury.

64 responses to “Earl Thomas fractures leg; Will Dissly has injury to patellar

  1. Wow. One of the biggest reasons players hold out and demand a contract extension, especially if they’ve been performing. He’s going to get less money on coming back from a injury.

  2. It sucked seeing Earl Thomas goes down, hopefully he heals up quick and gets back out there. It sucks more for him being he is in a contract year, but someone will sign & pay him, he’s too good for a team not to.

  3. Get well bro!

    This is further evidence why players hold out for financial stability. One injury and their earning power takes a hit.

  4. pittsburghdamned says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    Trade value looking good, Colbert
    ________________________-

    No one is giving up a pick for a guy on IR at the end of his contract, they can sign him this off-season at a bit of discount being he is coming off like his 3rd injury in as many seasons. ET’s hope of a record breaking payday has went out the window, though he will sign a rather large deal esp if he signs a 1YR deal and bets on himself.

  5. Because he will be out the remainder of the season, Jerry Jones will now offer a third instead of a second……

  6. Flipping off his own sideline? Good look for a person wanting a new team. WOW!
    Just as he can choose when he wants to practice, ownership can choose if and when they’ll pay you and how much.
    I’m not biased one way or another towards Earl or the Hawks. Seems though as if karma bit Earl in the ass.

  7. This will make him HUNGRIER STRONGER AND EVEN MORE DETERMINED ! I do not feel sorry for Millionaire Players. Not Ever!
    Hold out fine….. but HOW MANY MILLIONS DOES ONE NEED TO MAKE ENDS MEET? I will never see in a lifetime what these cats make in 6 months! And I work MY A** OFF! See ya next year wearing the star bro!

  8. Coupon Email says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    Get well bro!
    This is further evidence why players hold out for financial stability. One injury and their earning power takes a hit.
    ______________________________________________________________
    If that guy isn’t financially stable by now, another contract isn’t fixing that.

  9. This will be the third year in a row that he won’t play 16 games. That something like this may happen probably had a lot to do with Seattle not extending him.

  10. Poor Earl, are you oppressed also? The millions you’ve made playing a sport is not enough to support your homies and your family. Class act flipping off your own sideline!! Karma

  11. Cool, I don’t have to listen to this multimillionaire whining for more cash. He banks over 2 mil per game played this season and gives the hawks the finger,Clown.

  12. he has a lower leg fracture but on the bright side his middle finger on his right hand is in excellent condition. Ive watched a lot of pro ball since the 60s and ive never seen a guy flip off someone on his own sideline

  13. The Seahawks could’ve had a 2nd round pick for ET, now they won’t get anything and he will walk away at the end of the season. For the Cowboys, the best trades are the ones that aren’t made.

  14. He appeared to raise his middle finger toward the Seattle sideline as he rode off.
    ++++++++++++++
    It didn’t “appear.” He did. Stop sugarcoating it and just report what happened. The gesture is common in life and I severely doubt anyone who is not on the receiving end is angry about it.

  15. Sorry he was hurt.

    Will wait for explanation on his rude gesture, seemingly toward the Seahawks/fans. Not sure what that was about, except that he frustratingly understands that he lost significant value with the injury.

  16. With that gesture he probably should just retire and come home to be an assistant coach at DBU! Maybe not now!

  17. nflfollower says:
    Leveon Bell looking smarter every week.
    ===

    Maybe, maybe not. There are no guarantees in life, no matter how bad Millennials want to believe there are.
    If LeVeon Bell doesn’t play he doesn’t get hurt. He also doesn’t get his $14 million franchise tender this season.
    If Bell doesn’t get hurt and signs a big contract with someone next season then his gamble paid off and good for him. But if he falls down the stairs, is involved in a car accident, or gets hurt in any of a million other ways outside of football then he potentially jeopardizes both the big future contract he covets AND he loses $14 million this season.
    Earl Thomas is mad because the Seahawks didn’t bow to his demand for more money while he’s still under contract. The Seahawks didn’t want to lose Thomas, but I’m sure they’re glad they didn’t cave in, since they’d be paying millions in guaranteed bonus money and would have cap space tied up on a guy that’s siting out another season with another serious injury.
    There are no guarantees in life, and what looks like a smart move today can be disaster tomorrow – and vice versa.

  18. I feel bad for Earl, but for Seattle’s perspective, they are paying him for this season, they aren’t obligated to give him a contract for next season if they don’t see fit. Bell doesn’t want to risk injury. At this rate, should every player in a contract year just simply not play? If you’re good enough, you’ll earn your money. His injury isn’t career ending.

  19. I’m sure that he was offered a new contract that would have made him one of the highest paid safeties. He wanted to break the bank. Bad choice and it’s going to cost him. On Wall St they say the bulls and bears get rich but the pigs go broke.

  20. Seeking compassion from us (or the other 95% of our population) is a tough sell. Dude has made over $50 million dollars and can become a “retiree” before the age of 30 AND have zero financial worries for life so cue the violins!

    I know someone already mentioned it but yeah, in my 35 years of watching sports I’ve never seen a person flip off his own side. His behavior speaks volumes and might explain at least partially, why he didn’t get a new deal from the Hawks.

  21. “Well everyone loses here, player and team”

    And the fans too. When premier players are knocked out of action we all suffer through less enjoyable games

  22. Honestly, it’s better that he broke a leg than tore an achilles, a knee, a quad, etc. Now he gets paid, doesn’t have to risk any long term injury and he’ll be free after this year. I’m sure it’s not how he wanted it, but he’s getting exactly what he’s been asking for.

  23. omeimontis says:
    September 30, 2018 at 8:59 pm
    Tough break, but he will be paid for the rest of the season without playing another snap.

    ___________________

    I see what you did there…

  24. hawkkiller says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    pittsburghdamned says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    Trade value looking good, Colbert
    ________________________-

    No one is giving up a pick for a guy on IR at the end of his contract, they can sign him this off-season at a bit of discount being he is coming off like his 3rd injury in as many seasons. ET’s hope of a record breaking payday has went out the window, though he will sign a rather large deal esp if he signs a 1YR deal and bets on himself.
    ====================
    OMG, this is the best Seahawk fan comment of all time. First, clueless to the fact that “Colbert” is the Steelers GM and not a member of the Seahawks front office. Way to know your team, such passionate fans, blah blah blah. Lmfao. Second, get over yourself, the comment is about LeVeon Bell from the Steelers. Thank you seahawk fan. You guys are the best.

  25. The Seahawks gave him everything he has and made him a pro bowler, All Pro and Superbowl Champion.

    Hopefully he is the last of the selfish too-big-for-their-britches to ride off into the sunset angry. The first rule of the Seahawks is always put the team first in your actions.

    Buh Bye Earl. Great talent but now old and fragile and angry and frankly a bit cuckoo

  26. He has $58.3 million reasons to be thankful for the NFL and what football has given him.
    For him to flip anyone from his team off after getting injured is just whiny. Try telling the guys who played in the 70s and 80s that $10 million a year has not been sufficient.
    Good lord.

  27. I love the Hawks and ET. However, even as a lifelong fan I think the middle finger is BS. the guy is a great talent but this is the reason the Hawks didn’t give him his extension. To flip off the team that drafted you, made you and paid you is so immature and ridiculous I say let him go! He is an egotistical idiot who plays great ball and now a joke. Goodbye and good luck! Go Hawks!

  28. Most of these comments are ridiculous. No matter the circumstances, a player being injured in such a way is not a time to comment on contracts, and certainly no time to gloat.

    Hopefully he re-habs and comes back. Careers in football are short. Yes they make more money than most people. If you resent that quit watching the games.

    What kind of person do you have to be to pile on with “you got what you deserved” comments when a man suffers a serious injury?

  29. Flipped off his own team? Stay classy Earl, and good luck breaking the bank next year. Mr first, not a team first guy.

  30. #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFL says:
    September 30, 2018 at 11:06 pm
    Horrible way to end your season,…. BUT Giving the Seattle bench the finger is classless. He will regret it. It’s a business and Seattle made a business decision.
    It’s NOT all about you Earl.

    —–

    You’re blaming him for being emotional when he just broke his leg for the exact reason he held out?

  31. Hey Pete Carroll is a ‘ players ‘ coach. That means he invites
    players to be open and candid with him and all, which
    includes the media.
    So don’t criticize a very accomplished player for his
    truthfulness.
    The Seahawks had a legit offer to trade Thomas and got
    greedy. ‘ your hopes are dashed Seattle, all that hopes dashed
    Your dreams down the toilet…should have made Dallas
    pay you on that …..Teddy KGB!!!

  32. hawkkiller says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    pittsburghdamned says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    Trade value looking good, Colbert
    ________________________-

    No one is giving up a pick for a guy on IR at the end of his contract, they can sign him this off-season at a bit of discount being he is coming off like his 3rd injury in as many seasons. ET’s hope of a record breaking payday has went out the window, though he will sign a rather large deal esp if he signs a 1YR deal and bets on himself.
    ====================
    OMG, this is the best Seahawk fan comment of all time. First, clueless to the fact that “Colbert” is the Steelers GM and not a member of the Seahawks front office. Way to know your team, such passionate fans, blah blah blah. Lmfao. Second, get over yourself, the comment is about LeVeon Bell from the Steelers. Thank you seahawk fan. You guys are the best.
    ———-
    Look at his name genius…he hates the Seahawks. He’s the biggest Cardinals homer on the site. Talk about being “clueless.”

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