Seahawks Defensive End Darrell Taylor Injured In Week 6
In Week 6 of the NFL season, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor suffered an unexpected and scary injury. After hitting his teammate Al Woods while attempting to bring down Steelers running back Najee Harris, Taylor had to be stretchered off the field. The other players on the field were concerned and showed their support for Taylor.
Taylor’s injury is devastatingly serious
Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor is recovering from a horrific hit that occurred in Sunday night’s game. He appeared to have been crushed underneath a Pittsburgh player during the fourth quarter. Medical personnel removed his helmet to assess the extent of the damage. He was then taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Taylor has been cleared to return to practice and will likely play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of the team’s overtime loss to the Steelers. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Taylor did not suffer a shoulder or neck injury. He is listed as day-to-day.
The severity of the injury remains unclear, but it is still devastatingly serious. The injury occurred during a collision between Taylor and Steelers teammate Al Woods. The collision jerked Taylor’s head back, and he rolled onto his back. After a brief time on the ground, trainers removed his face mask and he was taken off the field. Afterwards, players from both teams gathered around Taylor.
Taylor’s injury is a positive sign for the Seahawks
While Darrell Taylor hasn’t been able to play since sustaining an apparent neck injury two weeks ago, the Seahawks are hopeful he will play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although he was unable to practice on Monday, he took part in all three practices this week and wasn’t listed on a practice report after Wednesday.
Taylor underwent tests at a local hospital and was released early Monday. The injury is not thought to be serious and he flew back to Seattle with the team. The collegiate injury kept Taylor off the field all season, but his development has made him one of Seattle’s most reliable pass rushers. He leads the team with four sacks and has produced 14 quarterback pressures. That ranks him 14th among qualified defensive ends in the pass-rushing productivity metric.
Darrell Taylor will miss the Seahawks’ Week 9 game against the Arizona Cardinals. The linebacker has a groin injury and will miss his first game since sustaining the injury. That means Bruce Irvin will have to fill in for Taylor.
Taylor is expected to fly back to Seattle with the team
Darrell Taylor, the leading pass rusher for the Seattle Seahawks, is expected to fly back to Seattle with the rest of the team on Monday morning. The team’s medical staff said Taylor is in good health and will not require a redshirt season. Taylor was injured making a tackle on Pittsburgh’s Najee Harris on Sunday, and paramedics drove him off the field in a stretcher. He will have follow-up tests this week, but it is not known if he will miss the rest of the season.
The Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Taylor was expected to fly back to Seattle with the team. He said that the first CT scans showed no significant injuries. The team expects Taylor to fly back to Seattle to see if he needs any further treatment.
The Seahawks have spent a lot of time and money developing Taylor, and they want to see him develop earlier. Taylor has three games left in his second season, and the Seahawks want to get him in the lineup sooner. In addition to Taylor, the team also added Christian Jones on Sept. 14, and he played 12 snaps on special teams against Atlanta.
Taylor’s injury is similar to that of Ryan Shazier
James Taylor was hurt during the Steelers’ game against the Seattle Seahawks, and he was taken to the hospital on a stretcher. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that the injury is not life threatening, and that Taylor will return with the team after more tests are completed. The Steelers’ offense was put back on the field, and they were close to scoring an offensive touchdown when Taylor went down.
Ryan Shazier is a fellow defensive end who has missed several weeks of football because of an injury to his spine. He suffered the same type of injury in a Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers and underwent spinal stabilization surgery. While Shazier’s injury is not life threatening, he’s expected to miss several more games.
Shazier was not initially thought to be seriously injured when the hit occurred, but he will stay overnight at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. While the Steelers haven’t disclosed Shazier’s diagnosis, NFL Network reported that Shazier is showing signs of improvement. In addition, Shazier’s parents were brought to the hospital by a private plane. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not comment on Shazier’s condition during the game.