ATV accident sidelines Seahawks’ top pick
(WPNS) — The Seattle Seahawks opened training camp without Malik McDowell, the defensive tackle who was their top NFL draft pick in April, because of injuries they say he suffered in a vehicular accident.
Asked whether McDowell, the No. 35 overall pick in the second round, could miss the season, Coach Pete Carroll told reporters, “We’ll see. I don’t know that.”
McDowell suffered a concussion and facial injuries in an ATV accident, the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and the Seattle Times reported, and the team indicated that he was staying at home in Michigan “under the care of physicians there.”
McDowell tweeted in response to their statement that he is “doing well” and expects “to rejoin my teammates in Seattle in the next few days. My injury is not life or career threatening, as some have speculated. ... You will see me back on the field in the near future.”