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Surgery For Gavin Heslop, D.J. Reed Is OK & Other Seahawks Injury Updates

Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll a day after his team’s Week 14 win in Houston.


Two Seahawks players who left Sunday's 33-13 win over the Texans escaped significant injury, however the injury suffered by second-year defensive back Gavin Heslop was as bad as it looked when it happened. 

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Heslop broke both his fibula and tibia, and had successful surgery in Houston Monday. 

"He had a real successful surgery," Carroll said. "He sounded way better, was much more upbeat about that everything worked out OK and all that. He'll get back here in a couple days."

The injury came just two days after Heslop, who has spent the last two seasons on the practice squad, was promoted to the 53-man roster, and just a few plays after he had come into the game in relief of Quandre Diggs with the game in control, the first regular-season defensive snaps of his career. 

"What a heartbreaker," Carroll said. "He just got started. He was doing well too, and to get to this point where we got them active and all that, versatile football player. It's just too bad. It's a real shame."

The news is more positive on cornerback D.J. Reed and defensive tackle Bryan Mone, who both left the game due to injuries. Mone injured his knee, and Carroll indicated he likely won't practice much, if at all, this week, but the reports on Monday showed the injury wasn't as bad as initially feared.  

"He sprained his knee somewhat," Carroll said. "It seems like it's a PCL sprain, and he's getting around really well today. Everybody was surprised that he was getting around so well today, so we'll just have to wait and see. We'll take care of him during the week and find out by the end of the week if he'll be OK, but it was a very positive report relative to not knowing if it was an ACL or all that kind of stuff yesterday. So we'll keep our fingers crossed it'll be OK."

Carroll also had positive news on cornerback D.J. Reed, who left the game after a collisions with Texans tight end Brevin Jordan. 

"From what I understand he's OK," Carroll said. "He took that big shot to the chest, got the wind knocked out of him and all of that, but from what I hear, he should be OK for the weekend." 

As for two running backs dealing with injuries, Carroll said Travis Homer is hopeful he can get back after missing last's game with hamstring and calf injuries. The news is less clear on Adrian Peterson, who after being elevated from the practice squad in Week 13, was held out against Houston due to a lower back injury. 

"Travis is really hopeful that he'll be able to return this week," Carroll said. "I don't know until we get more work done with Adrian. Adrian was able to visit with some of his personal trainers down in the Houston area over the weekend, which hopefully helped. He felt good about that, but I don't know where he is as far as coming back."


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