A crucial member of the "Legion of Boom" is contemplating retirement after suffering a brutal injury.
Head coach Pete Carroll specified that the injury is a "cracked tibia" to NBC's Michele Tafoya.
Thomas collided with safety Kam Chancellor while trying to make a play on the ball. His leg was whipped around and Thomas remained on the ground for some time.
The seven-year pro could not put any weight on his injured leg as he left the playing field, and was seen on crutches in the locker room. The All-Pro was initially ruled questionable to return by the team after being tended to by trainers on the sideline, and needed a cart to get back to the locker room.
The normally durable Thomas missed the first game of his career last week with a hamstring injury.
After suffering such a devastating injury, it is normal for Thomas to feel all kinds of emotions. According to Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll, that is just the type of personality that he has.
"Earl is apt to say something that might surprise you, and he did," Carroll said after the game, via Lindsay Jones of USA TODAY.
Having collided with Chancellor on the play that injured his leg, Thomas had a sense of humor with the injury, demanding a steak from his safety partner.
Hopefully this bodes well for his state of mind moving forward.
We wish him a speedy and complete recovery.
Source: USA Today · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press