The Seattle Seahawks reported their injury report for the opening game tomorrow against the Green Bay Packers. Among some expected names, CB Tharold Simon was listed as out. Soon thereafter, word broke that Simon would require minor surgery on his knee.
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At this point there is no time frame for Simon’s return. Simon is a talented cornerback who would surely be a big help against the Packers’ receivers, but that simply is not going to happen.
Simon sat out his rookie season due to foot injuries, but he has been a standout during offseason workouts. While it is far too early to worry about Simon’s injury, it is certainly a cause for concern.
Coach Pete Carroll told the media earlier that Simon’s knee is a lingering issue that requires “real minor stuff to get done.” Hopefully that’s the case and Simon will be able to get on the field sooner rather than later.
The talented second-year cornerback will have to wait a little longer to make his NFL regular season debut. DeShawn Shead will slide into the fourth cornerback spot behind Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane. Newly acquired nickel corner Marcus Burley could see some playing time right out of the gate.
Whether or not this will affect the Seahawks’ defense against the Packers’ powerful offense is questionable. Simon would certainly be ideal, but the Hawks should be able to adjust. We’ll find out soon enough.