Seahawks center played half a season with stress fracture

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Such is the story of the 2019 Seahawks, that even the guys who were replacing the injured players finished with injuries of their own.

The latest such story is center Joey Hunt.

Hunt told Joe Fann of NBCSportsNorthwest.com that he played through a stress fracture in his fibula since Week Nine. He also had a dislocated finger on his right hand Sunday against the Packers, which he suffered on the second snap of the game.

Hunt said his finger was pointing sideways, he had it popped back into place, but then he had to keep doing it himself throughout the game. That’s kind of nasty.

Hunt had taken over at center after Justin Britt tore his ACL, starting 10 games this year.

Playing in pain was a common theme for the banged-up team, as Jadeveon Clowney was dealing with a core muscle injury which likely needs surgery, and left tackle Duane Brown returned less than three weeks after knee surgery.

10 responses to “Seahawks center played half a season with stress fracture

  1. I hope he at least played on his own volition rather than being duped & lied to by the medical staff.

  2. A finger pointing sideways would come in handy if you’re telling someone to go around the corner.

  3. Joey Hunt left it all on the field the last few weeks. Smart undersized guy, who was sacrificing his health because Seattle was in a massive pinch with Pocic not able to make it back from IR to spell him as the backup center. Hats off to #53-

  4. This is what happens on the most injurious field in the league.
    footballoutsiders.com/stat-analysis/2018/untangling-nfl-injury-web

    Clearly, hiring a new trainer who is merely a protoge of the previous trainer has perpetuated the pattern of being one of the mosty injured teams in the league.

    You win by scoring. If you can’t score, you can’t win. If you are not healthy enough to compete, then you can’t score.

    Time for the Seahawks to hire somebody to keep them healthy.

  5. Impressive. I hope he didn’t do any further damage, but you gotta tip your hat to the toughness these guys exhibit.

  6. Crazy on a day when their best defender ( Wagner ) ha also come and said he was injured too, on top of all the injuries they actually had, its a wonder they were able to get to the post season at all, never mind getting past the wildcard round.

    Seattle desperately need to get shot of the strength and conditioning coach as he has been awful. Its not unreasonable to believe he ( Ivan Lewis ) is the problem as just in case you do not believe me, ask any usc fan when he was in charge there, they had so many injuries, and were practically throwing parties when he left.

    Credit to #53, tough dude, and actually performed above replacement level, gutted it out after Britt went down and Pocic couldn’t get back, well done indeed

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