Seahawks safety Earl Thomas made one of the biggest plays of the game for the Seahawks in Sunday's win over the Houston Texans, and was also on the wrong end of one of Houston's biggest plays.
And unfortunately for the Seahawks, Thomas had to leave the game in the fourth quarter due to a hamstring injury. During his regular Monday morning appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave an update on Thomas's injury.
"He does have a slight pull," Carroll said on the Brock and Salk Show. "We've got to see what that means. He's going to deny it's a problem, just like he did. He wanted to go back in, we had to steal his helmet."
If Thomas has to miss time, the Seahawks would turn to Bradley McDougald, an offseason free-agent signing who was a starter in Tampa Bay the past two seasons.
"Bradley will step up if (Thomas) can't go," Carroll said. "If that's the situation you face—oh, your starting safety's out, and there's Bradley McDougald back there—you feel pretty good."