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Published: Sat, January 21, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Failure to disclose injury could cost Seattle Seahawks a 2nd-round pick

Failure to disclose injury could cost Seattle Seahawks a 2nd-round pick

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed during Monday's interview on 710 ESPN Radio that Sherman was being plagued by an MCL injury for the second half of the season. "He never missed anything, which is probably why".

Sherman, who has been voted for four straight Pro Bowls, picked off four passes in 2016 and logged his fifth season with double-digit pass breakups.

The pick in question would be the 56th overall selection in the upcoming draft, which obviously would be a major loss. Teams have often revealed injuries after the fact and not been penalized.

1 rule, Pete Carroll has said many times - and reiterated in his season-ending press conference - is "always protect the team". Meanwhile, Sherman was listed as "limited" or "did not participate" on several practice reports without disclosure of a knee injury, as required by league injury-reporting policy. And the rules pretty clearly state that significant injuries - again, Carroll's word - must be disclosed, for the sake of transparency, and to err on the side of inclusion.

The Seattle Seahawks are concerned about C.J. Prosise after he suffered four significant injuries after he was drafted in May. "This is especially important for key players whose injuries may be covered extensively by the media".

The broken shoulder-blade was the fourth injury that caused Prosise to miss time since being drafted in May. Six months after Carroll left for Seattle in January of 2010, USC was saddled with harsh penalties and cited for lack of institutional control - a punishment Carroll has repeatedly said was unwarranted and poorly handled. Before the Seahawks' Week 12 game, he was listed with an ankle injury.

Carroll said he had a "big meeting" with Sherman after the season-ending 36-20 loss to Atlanta on Saturday in the NFC divisional playoff game. The Seahawks and Carroll himself could also be subject to fines.

"I'm feeling like I screwed that up with not telling you that".

"I don't know", Carroll said later on Monday when asked why Sherman was never listed on the report. Mortensen clarified on Twitter that Seattle would not lose both a fifth- and second-round pick.

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