Seahawks’ Thomas, Shead Have Hamstring Strains
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks starting safety Earl Thomas and cornerback DeShawn Shead both have first-degree hamstring strains that will likely require a recovery period of 10 to 14 days.
Coach Pete Carroll gave an update on the two defensive backs during his radio show on KIRO-AM on Monday morning, a day after Seattle's 26-15 win over Philadelphia. Carroll wouldn't rule out either for next Sunday's game at Tampa Bay but said the typical recovery time for that type of strain was about two weeks.
Shead felt his hamstring acting up during Saturday's walkthrough and tried to go on Sunday but went to the sideline in the first half.
Thomas was injured in the third quarter while running downfield in coverage on a ball that was intercepted by Richard Sherman.