Seahawks SS Jamal Adams’ offseason will be about surgery, recovery

Jan 11, 2021, 11:28 AM | Updated: 12:06 pm
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Seahawks safety Jamal Adams dealt with groin, shoulder and finger injuries. (Getty)

In his first season with the Seahawks, safety Jamal Adams’ hard-hitting style earned him a Pro Bowl selection, a Second Team All-Pro nomination and the record for most sacks in a season by a defensive back.

It’s also going to result in a few offseason surgeries.

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During the final Pete Carroll Show for the 2020 season on 710 ESPN Seattle, the Seahawks’ head coach confirmed Monday morning that Adams is headed for surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. And in a press conference just moments later, Carroll indicated that Adams may undergo another procedure.

Adams came into his first career postseason game Saturday with a torn left labrum, and it was known in a previous matchup against the Rams just two weeks before that he was playing with a pair of broken fingers. Both will be addressed this offseason, Carroll said.

“He’s gonna have surgery for (the) labrum issue that happened last week and he’s gonna get his fingers fixed,” Carroll said. “He’s got some work to do. He’s one of the guys that gets out of here and he’s got a lot to take into account before he gets back, but what a great addition to the team.”

Adams missed four games earlier in the season due to a groin strain, they suffered injuries to both shoulders and his fingers as the season went on.

“He was banged up a good part of the season. He was hurt – and he played really hurt in this last game,” Carroll said in the press conference, referring to Seattle’s 30-20 playoff loss Saturday to the Los Angeles Rams. “There was a question – is he going to be able to play effective enough to let him play? But his will was just so strong and he just wouldn’t be denied on it and I wanted him to be part of it, but he had to struggle through some plays in this game when you watch it closely.”

During Monday’s Pete Carroll Show, he said Adams would undergo “a big surgery to repair the labrum soon” and talked further about Adams’ health both in Saturday’s game and throughout the season.

“He was going to play (Saturday) and we figured it would be worth it. There (were) probably two or three plays in that game he couldn’t make the play because of his shoulder,” Carroll said. “… He played, I don’t know, three games earlier in the year with his other shoulder (injured). He just overcame that stuff.”

Adams, 25, revealed in a press conference after Saturday’s game that he had a torn labrum and would undergo surgery. He was acquired in a blockbuster trade in July from the New York Jets and led Seattle with 9.5 sacks, which is the most ever by a defensive back in an NFL season, despite playing just 12 of the Seahawks’ 16 games in the regular season.

Adams has one season left under contract with the Seahawks, and speculation of a contract extension between the two sides will be a big part of Seattle’s offseason.

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