SEATTLE — Seahawks safety Jamal Adams He was pulled in the second quarter of Monday night’s 17-16 victory over the Denver Broncos when coach Pete Carroll suffered what he believed to be a strained left quadriceps tendon.

Adams was injured after wasting his former teammate. Russell Wilson Early in the second quarter, a push and punt helped force a third-down incompletion. Adams rolled over in obvious pain. After being examined in the medical tent, he was helped to the cart where he arrived. Adams was visibly upset, at one point seeming to explode in frustration, as he was taken to the locker room and never returned.

“I think his quadriceps tendon hurt some tonight,” Carroll said. “He’s injured. So it’s a serious injury.”

Adams had three tackles and a pass defensed — one of which came on a near interception — before the injury. Josh Jones He replaced him for the rest of the game. Seattle has it too. Ryan Neal As a security option. Neal played four games in 2020 while Adams was sidelined with a groin injury.

Adams missed a combined nine games in his two seasons with the Seahawks, including the final five last year, after suffering another torn shoulder labrum that required surgery. He missed the start of training camp this summer after breaking the middle finger on his left hand, another injury he’s dealt with in the past.

Adams and the Seahawks hoped Seattle’s new defense — with an emphasis on a split-safety look — would set him up for the postseason. In the year He set the NFL single-season sack record for a defense with 9.5 in 2020, then went 12 games without a sack last year before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.

Adams, speaking for the first time since suffering a finger injury last week, said Seattle’s new quarterback “put him in position to make plays.”

“Man, I’m back in my senses,” he said. “I feel like I’m back playing defense.”

The Seahawks acquired Adams from the New York Jets in a package that included 2020 first-round picks in 2021 and 2022. They signed him to a four-year, $70 million extension last summer.

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