Seahawks S Earl Thomas doubtful against Cardinals

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[UPDATE]: Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas won’t be on the field on Thursday evening against the rival Arizona Cardinals.

The Seattle Seahawks may be without their hard-hitting safety in the defensive backfield for the second straight week. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday that Earl Thomas is doubtful when the team travels to take on the Arizona Cardinals for Thursday Night Football.

Thomas was also ruled out for last Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins due to a lingering hamstring injury, one he suffered during the fourth quarter of Week 8 against the Houston Texans.

Carroll had Thomas as a game-time decision earlier in the week; but seeing as though Thomas missed practice all week, it’ll be tough to turn around on short rest and gear up for a road game.

Thomas’ 2016 season came to an end late in the year when he suffered a gruesome leg injury, one which had him contemplating retirement.

So far on the season, the safety has 38 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble. The Texas Longhorns product has been a frequent visitor to the island, racking up Pro Bowl honors five times over his career, which started in 2010 when the Seahawks drafted Thomas in the first round.

Additionally, cornerback Richard Sherman, wide receiver Paul Richardson and linebacker D.J. Alexander are all nicked up and have been on the shelf the past few days.

A week after winning a barn burner over the Texans, the Seahawks returned home only to be stunned by the Washington Redskins behind quarterback Kirk Cousins, who led the offense on a game-winning drive with under two minutes left.

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