Seahawks injury updates: Rees Odhiambo (sternum) out of hospital, Cliff Avril (stinger) out ‘a while’
Seahawks starting left tackle Rees Odhiambo was released from the hospital Monday, and coach Pete Carroll clarified the nature of the offensive lineman’s injury that led to him experiencing trouble breathing during and after Sunday’s game.
“He does not have a bruised heart, which is out there — whatever, somebody made that up,’’ Carroll told reporters (via the Seattle Times). “That isn’t what he has. He’s got a bruised sternum.’’
Nick Folk missed three field goals on Thursday night — kicks that would have made the difference in a 19-14 loss to the defending Super Bowl champs.
“It’s unfortunate because he’s been really solid in practice,” Koetter Cheap Jerseys MLB China said. “The thing that happened last week kind of came out of left field. There was Cheap Jerseys NFL no indication that was coming. We only kicked live in practice one day this week, and Nick was lights out.”
Folk is now 6-of-11 for the season. He missed only four kicks all of last year and three in 2015.
“I left points out there. We should have won the game. 20-19. This one’s on me,” Folk said. “[It was a] bad week, starting from last Sunday to today. Bad week. I’ve just gotta keep my head down, keep working and try to get better.”
Asked whether he was worried about his position with the team, Folk said, “That’s not anything I’m worried about right now.”
The Bucs’ struggles at the kicker position are well-documented. Second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo went 31-of-43 last year and was cut during the preseason in favor of Folk. The Bucs are now 12-of-21 (57 percent) on field goal attempts at home since the start of last season.