GLENDALE, Az. (KMVT/KSVT) The biggest story stemming from the Seattle–Arizona game isn't the game–winning field goal by Sebastian Janikowski, who missed two previously in the game, but the injury to six–time pro bowler Earl Thomas.
The 29 year–old suffered a fractured lower leg in the fourth quarter. He was carted off the field.
At the same time, the safety flipped off the Seattle sideline, but coach Pete Carroll on Sunday said he didn't see it and it's a "big stadium".
On Monday during his weekly interview with ESPN 710, he's telling everyone to cut Thomas some slack. While Thomas did not speak with reporters after the game, his teammates and head coach Carroll addressed the star's injury.
"Earl was extraordinarily poised on the field for what just occurred, he was so clear." Carroll expressed. "He knew what had happened."
A reporter mentioned the hold out and Carroll added, "and we've just turned things around and things were going in a positive direction. It breaks my heart that we're talking about this right now."
Quarterback Russell Wilson added, "that's the thing about this game though, you hope to play it forever, but it is never forever and you never know when injuries are going to happen." "I do believe for Earl it's not over though and he'll come back stronger than ever," said the veteran.
Thomas' three interceptions led the team and tied for a league high.