The Seattle Seahawks left Atlanta with a slate of injuries following a 36-20 loss in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.
The most notable injury was to Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead, who left the game with a non-contact knee injury. Shead did not return to the game and was replaced by DeAndre Elliott. When asked postgame if Shead's injury could be an ACL-tear, head coach Pete Carroll said the following: "Yeah, possibly. That's what it looks like."
Starting right guard Germain Ifedi missed the majority of the game with a high-ankle sprain he sustained on Seattle's opening drive. Ifedi was replaced by rookie Rees Odhiambo.
"He tried to come back, and he did, but he just couldn't sustain it," Carroll said.
Seahawks tight end Brandon Williams (concussion) also left the game and did not return. Cornerback Jeremy Lane, meanwhile, left the game in the fourth quarter after dealing with cramps.
"Yeah, he was cramped," Carroll said.
Other notable injuries were to defensive end Michael Bennett and tight end Luke Willson. Bennett had his leg checked out in the third quarter, while Willson left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Both players returned to the game.
Rookie C.J. Prosise (scapula) was held out Saturday, but was very close to playing for the first time since Week 11.
"It was tempting to play him, but he didn't have his rehab strength that he needed to demonstrate," Carroll said. "He could actually run around and do the plays and catch the ball and all that kind of stuff. He looked good at practice, but he wasn't functionally back yet, so we were hoping we would make it next week. He looked good in prep, but the trainers just couldn't really get over the hump with it."
Fan photos from the Seahawks' Divisional Round playoff game against the Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.