Seahawks HC Pete Carroll refuted the reports that LT Rees Odhiambo was hospitalized with what is believed to be a cardiac contusion – a bruised heart.
“He’s been released from the hospital,” Carroll said. “They took a good look at him. He does not have a bruised heart, which was out there. Whatever, somebody made that up. That isn’t what he has. He’s got a bruised sternum and he’s fine in all ways. We’re not sure what that means for the week but it’s nothing beyond that.”
Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that the symptoms for this kind of injury “mimic that of a car accident.”
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday doctors are still determining nature and severity of Odhiambo’s injury, per Bob Condotta).
Odhiambo was taken to the hospital following Sunday night’s game after having trouble breathing. His injury was announced as a chest injury, but this is obviously a very concerning situation for Odhiambo.
Odhiambo, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2016. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3.362 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $553,000 and $644,000 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Odhiambo has appeared in four games for the Seahawks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 68 offensive tackle out of 68 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Odhiambo as the news is available.