Ziggy Ansah a Game Time Decision

Ziggy Ansah a Game Time Decision

The Seahawks face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, and one big question prior to kickoff will be the status of defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who remains listed as questionable for the game by Pete Carroll and the Seahawks. 

Ansah, prior to the Jadeveon Clowney trade was Seattle’s top free-agent defensive signing. Ansah who is coming back from shoulder surgery that ended his 2018 season, was inactive last week, but has been practicing the past few weeks and is close to being game-ready the team reports.

DK Metcalf Has Knee Surgery

DK Metcalf Has Knee Surgery

Weeks after seeing their first-round pick, defensive end L.J. Collier, carted off the practice field with an ankle sprain, the Seahawks have been dealt another injury blow – and potentially two – to their 2019 draft class.  The Seahawks returned to practice last week, and did so missing their easiest to spot on the practice field number  14, DK Metcalf.  Not everyone will be available this week, and that includes the rookie receiver DK Metcalf, who had what Carroll called “a minimal surgery” on his knee last week.  

 

When a coach or GM says minimal what they are typically referring to is minimally invasive, which typically indicates arthroscopic surgery and a very small amount of work done. No formal explanation has been given, but left to speculate it was most likely a meniscus cleanup with a little PRP.

 

During his presser Carol stated, “It was a minimal surgery, minimal findings, so we have high expectations.” He added, “We’ll go week to week with it and see how he does. We really don’t have any concern that he won’t get back soon. So we’re excited that we got it done. It was the kind of deal we could have put off and waited, but we thought we would use the timeframe we had available and hopefully it’ll work out just right for us.”

Best of Luck

Best of Luck


"I've been stuck in this process," he told reporters. "I haven't been able to live the life I want to live. It's taken the joy out of this game. ..The only way forward for me is to remove myself from football.”

#NFL players have an average of 3-6 year playing careers. All players will eventually retire voluntarily or involuntary due to performance or injury. The individual will have the rest of their life to live. A much longer period of time than their playing career. Their bodies and all the injuries which they sustain to them are with them many times every day. Whether it be getting out of bed in the morning, picking up their kids, or working. For all of us that have played the game it is always with us both the drive to play and the physical reminders that we did. If you have a supportive family and the means to retire to other interests, do it. A player should not feel pressured into a team’s or sportswriter’s goals for you. They will not be in your body as you have to rehab to do trivial things and they will be on to the next crop of players.