Kam Chancellor’s time is coming to an end, and it’s unclear whether he will return to the Seahawks.
Head coach Pete Carroll said this last Monday that Chancellor would miss the rest of the 2017 season due to a neck injury that he suffered a bit earlier this month. Carroll did not speculate on Chancellor’s future with the team.
The only thing that Carroll would elaborate on was that Chancellor doesn’t currently need surgery and any decision regarding his future is up to Chancellor himself.
”He feels good, he feels comfortable. He’s not in discomfort at all, which is good,” Carroll said Monday, a day after Seattle’s 24-13 win over San Francisco. ”There is a process with when we do the work, up and down stuff, and really I’m trying to be really respective of Kam and let him call the shots of what is known and all that stuff and how he wants to talk about it because this is him. It’s not us, it’s him and we’ll support him all that we can.
”He was a fantastic factor in this game, in the locker room and on the sideline, big time helping the communication and stuff. I’m glad he’s staying with us and still adding the presence he’s always been able to add.”
A similar situation is shaping up for veteran defensive end Cliff Avril, who will soon have “disc-related” surgery Tuesday for another neck injury. Cliff Avril has been out since early October.
Carroll didn’t want to go into specifics about Cliff Avril’s upcoming surgery but mentioned that its a procedure players have come back from in the past.
”I don’t know what the future holds. Guys do come back from that surgery sometimes and sometimes they don’t. Just depends,” Carroll said.
Who knows what will happen with Chancellor and Avril but we hope they come back eventually.