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Seahawks’ Earl Thomas carted off with lower leg injury

October 2, 2018

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who has been at odds with his team over the state of his contract, suffered a lower-leg injury and had be carted off the field Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Thomas suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the game, fitting his leg with an air cast, which usually suggests a serious — and often season-ending — injury. Thomas was going to get X-rays on his lower left leg, according to the Fox broadcast.

Interestingly, as Thomas was being carted off, he made a one-fingered gesture at the Seattle sideline.

Thomas, unhappy with his current contract, held out of training camp but reported to the team prior to Week 1. He has played in every game to date and intercepted three passes in his first three games.

The Seahawks had refused to pay Thomas more — or trade him. There were reports the Dallas Cowboys, among other teams, could try to deal for Thomas. But the severity of this injury certainly changed everything, and this was likely the exact situation Thomas had to fear most when reporting to the team.

And it’s now possible — if the injury is season-ending and if that gesture is to be taken a certain way — that Sunday was Thomas’ final game in a Seahawks uniform.

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