HOUSTON—The Seahawks earned a second-straight win on Sunday, beating the Houston Texans 33-13, but saw one of their teammates go down with a gruesome leg injury late in the game.
Defensive back Gavin Heslop, who was promoted off the practice squad on Friday, had to have an air cast placed on his leg and was carted off the field in the fourth quarter after a player fell into his lower leg.
"We should make mention of that Gavin Heslop had the horrible play on the sidelines over there," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He was really hurting, and our hearts and love and everything go his way. He's probably going to stay in town tonight as far as we know right now."
Given how the injury looked, and Carroll saying Heslop will stay behind in Houston, that usually means the player is headed for immediate surgery, and when Carroll was asked if that's the case he said there was "a good chance."
The Seahawks had two other players leave the game with injuries, defensive tackle Bryan Mone and cornerback D.J. Reed.
On Mone, Carroll said, "Bryan sprained his knee. Let's just keep it at that for now until we know more."
It was not the same knee that Mone injured last week but was able to play through despite missing time in practice during the week.
"It's the other knee unfortunately," Carroll said. "So we'll see what happens on that one."
Reed left the game after a collision with a Texans receiver.
"He got hit in the chest, so he had a chest contusion," Carroll said. "I don't know the seriousness or anything about that. He got whacked pretty good."